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With 2017 just around the corner, we rounded up new laws impacting vehicle & traffic safety we thought you should know about. All of these laws take effect on January 1, 2017. Cell Phone (Electronic Wireless Device) Usage: It will be illegal to hold a cell phone (or other wireless electronic device) while operating a motor vehicle. Phones and devices will need to be mounted on the dashboard or windshield, and may only be operated by hand when activating or deactivating a feature or function can be done with “a single swipe or tap of the driver’s finger” (View full text of AB 1785) School Bus Safety: All school buses, school pupil activity buses, youth buses & child care motor vehicles used to transport school-age children will be required to have a “child safety alert system”.... Read the rest
The California Highway Patrol – Contra Costa invites you to celebrate National Night Out with them on Tuesday, August 4 from 3-6pm! National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our communities safer. On August 4, CHP – Contra Costa will be hosting a National Night Out gathering at their Martinez headquarters, featuring: Free child safety seat inspections/installations Free bicycle helmet giveaways Additional free gifts for the kids, and A police utility vehicle on display for the children to check out Everyone is invited!  ... Read the rest
Things you need to know when getting a children’s bicycle, and how you can lose 13 pounds your first year when biking to work. [View the story “This Week’s Headlines in Transportation and Transit: Dec. 10-16, 2011” on Storify]... Read the rest