What Kind of Driving Is Worse Than Drunk Driving?

What Kind of Driving Is Worse Than Drunk Driving?

What Kind of Driving Is Worse Than Drunk Driving?

 

Driving is something that pretty much every single adult does every day. They drive to get to work, to run errands, and take their kids wherever they need to go. Driving is such a part of everyone’s day to day life that no one really bats an eye at it. Everyone is used to driving, which makes driving more dangerous.

When people deal with something on a daily basis, they tend to forget how risky that something can be. This is definitely the case with driving. On its own, driving can be very dangerous. When travelling that quickly, it doesn’t take much for something to go wrong. This is why a driver needs to keep their focus on the road and the task at hand. Looking away for even a second can have deadly consequences.

 Distracted Driving Isn’t Harmless

Distracted driving often seems harmless, which is why millions of people do it every single day. However, these people often fail to realize that by distracting themselves like that, they are increasing their chances of being in an accident. Cellphone use while driving is responsible for roughly 1.6 million car accidents in the US each year. This is around 64% of all car accidents in the US.

Cars are large, heavy objects moving at very high speeds. They need precise control to keep them operating the way we want them to. One small jerk of the steering wheel while driving at 50mph can send the car careening in an unintended direction. If a person takes their eyes off of the car in front of them, they might not see it slam on the brakes, which means they won’t have time to stop their car before slamming into the one in front.

It doesn’t cause much to cause a distraction, which is why certain activities should never be performed while driving. Some of these activities include:

  • Texting
  • Phone calls, hands-free or not
  • Smartphone usage
  • Eating
  • Applying makeup
  • Looking for something in the car
  • Talking to other passengers

All of these activities seem harmless, but reduce a driver’s concentration, thereby increasing their chances of being in an accident.

In some studies, it has been found that texting and driving actually reduces a driver’s response time more than being drunk. This means that texting and driving is more dangerous than driving drunk.

 California Laws against Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is such a big deal that the state of California even has laws against it. What started out as laws against using a cellphone, expanded to cover other, common activities that could be considered distracted driving.

If any over the age of 18 is caught using a cellphone or other electronic devices, without hands-free, while driving will face infraction level charges, which means some small fines. Anyone under the age of 18 using any sort of electronic device, even hands-free, while face an infraction and possible suspension of their driver’s license or permit.

 Don’t Drive While Distracted

When driving, it is very easy to become distracted. In most cases, looking away for a second seems harmless, and sometimes it is. However, there are plenty of examples of when a person looked away for a second and caused a car accident. If the driver is lucky, they will be able to walk away for the incident. Unfortunately, not all drivers are lucky.

Distracted driving affects everyone, from fresh new drivers to seasoned veterans. It is every driver’s problem, and everyone needs to commit to the idea of remaining focused while behind the wheel of a vehicle.


Celebrate 4th of July Freedom by Posting Bail

Celebrate 4th of July Freedom by Posting Bail

Celebrate 4th of July Freedom by Posting Bail

 

The 4th of July is all about celebrating America’s independence from Great Britain all those years ago. It is a holiday all about freedom, so you wouldn’t want a loved one to spend it locked behind bars. Being locked up in jail is no fun, and is the exact opposite of freedom.

Luckily, you can help free your loved one from jail, and without a revolutionary war. All you have to do is get some professional help. With the right help, posting bail is a piece of cake. The best place to get bail help in California is here at Compton Bail Bonds. We have been dealing with bail for over 30 years. Let us help you.

Since 1987, we have helped Californians rescue their friends and family members from jail. We know everything about the bail process. Our bail agents will be able to guide you through the bail process and answer all of your questions. Since our agents are available 24/7, you will never have to face this alone.

Our bail bonds at Compton Bail Bonds only cost 10% of the full price of the bail. This means a client can get a 90% discount of the cost of their loved one’s bail just by coming to us for help. In addition to this, we provide our clients with customized payment plans to reduce the upfront cost of the bail bond.

  • 20% Discount
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Don’t allow your loved one to spend the 4thof July in jail. You can bail him or her out of jail with Compton Bail Bonds to help them enjoy their freedom while truly free. With our bail agents helping you, it will be easy to see how simple and quick posting bail can be with the right help.

Celebrate freedom today! Just call (323) 357-0575 or click Chat With Us now.

 


Parents, Don’t Serve Alcohol at Graduation Parties

Parents, Don’t Serve Alcohol at Graduation Parties

Parents, Don’t Serve Alcohol at Graduation Parties

 

As summer draws nearer, students of all ages grow more and more antsy. Soon enough, school will let out for the most marvelous break of all, summer vacation. While all students look forward to the end of this school year, one group is more excited than all of the others. This group is, of course, the seniors in high school.

For high school seniors, the end of this school year is the end of their public school career. While some will be heading off to college, others may be heading off to a trade school or straight to a new job. Whatever a student is heading to, this is an exciting time. Naturally, this leads to a lot of celebrating and parties.

While many of these soon-to-be ex-students will be legal adults, they will still be too young to consume any alcohol. Since no one wants to end up breaking any laws, parents need to be careful when they are hosting graduation parties. If they aren’t careful, they could find themselves liable for a drunk driving accident.

Minors, Alcohol, and Host Liability in California

When it comes to raising young adults, parents all have their own, unique approach. For some parents, being over 18, but under the age of 21, means that their child cannot have alcohol no matter what. Other parents feel it is okay to allow their child to have a few drinks, provided they have adult supervision. Unfortunately, for those latter parents, that is actually against the law here in California under Business and Professions (BP) Code 25658.2.

Here in the state of California, it is illegal for anyone, including the parents, to allow a minor to consume alcohol in public or in their own household. If the minor then leaves the house and drives or causes a traffic accident, not only will the minor face legal charges, the adult who gave them the alcohol will face misdemeanor charges. This means the adult could face up to a year in jail and a fine of $1,000.

This makes things very difficult for anyone planning on hosting a graduation party. Party hosts are responsible for ensuring that the minors at their parties stay safe and healthy. Responsible adults need to take all reasonable steps to ensure that no underage drinking occurs at any of their parties. This means doing more than just telling the minors that they can’t have any alcohol if the host is providing alcohol to the adults at the party. If a minor does have alcohol, and then drives away from the party, the host could be held responsible for any accidents caused by the drunk minor.

If a drunk minor were to get into an accident, they would face harsh repercussions related to DUI. Aside from that, the adult in charge of the party could face legal charges such as contributing to the delinquency of a minor and furnishing a minor with alcohol. Plus, the adult could be held liable for paying for any of the damages caused by the minor, which depending on the size of the accident, could be very costly.

It Is Better for Everyone to Keep Things Safe and Sober

Nobody wants to deal with a drunk driving accident, especially if it involves a minor on the verge of graduating from high school. The results of an accident like that could be utterly devastating. That is why it is best to keep alcohol far away from graduation parties.

While graduating seniors are on their way to becoming full-fledged adults, they aren’t quite there yet. They are still in the tail end of that teen phase, and as all adults will attest to, teens don’t make the best decisions. That is why the legal drinking age across the country is 21. By then, teens have typically matured a little more and are more prepared to take on all of the responsibility that comes with consuming alcohol.

What do you think of California’s take on minors and drinking? Is the state too strict, or is it on the right path? What about the states take on host responsibility? Do you think party hosts should be held liable for any damages caused by a minor that got drunk at their party?

Let us know what you think in the comments down below, and congratulations to all the seniors out their preparing to graduate from high school.


alcohol tolerance levels

Everyone Can Handle Their Alcohol Differently

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Most people recognize that everyone is different in their own unique way. Some people are taller, some are wider. Everyone’s skin color is a little bit different. There are so many things that make every single person different and unique. One type of difference that often gets overlooked is how our bodies handle different substances. In particular, how our bodies react to alcohol.

Since everyone is a little different in this regard, everyone has a different alcohol tolerance level. Some people get tipsy after a beer or two. Others need to have some hard liquor before they feel anything. These different tolerance levels can greatly affect a person and their abilities after having some drinks.

 What Is Alcohol Tolerance

Alcohol tolerance refers to how well, or poorly, a person’s body is able to process the ethanol found in alcohol. A person’s alcohol tolerance determines how much alcohol a person needs to consume before feeling buzzed or drunk. It also plays a part in how well the person can recover after having those drinks.

Typically, larger people have higher alcohol tolerance levels than smaller people. This is due to the fact that it takes more alcohol to fully affect the larger body. Meanwhile, the same amount of alcohol could easily spread throughout the body of a smaller individual. Since, on average, men are larger than women, men have a tendency to have higher alcohol tolerance levels than women.

Human bodies are designed to adapt. While everyone starts out with a base alcohol tolerance level, that level goes up the more frequently a person drinks. The more alcohol a person consumes, the better their body becomes at processing the alcohol, to a point at least. Too much heavy consumption of alcohol can be damaging to the body. It can lead to a dependency on alcohol, alcoholism, and eventual liver failure. Both of these are not fun ailments to experience, and so a person needs to drink responsibly.

Things to Consider

When a person is drinking, they need to consider a lot of different things. If a person wants to stay healthy, they need to be aware of how much alcohol their body can handle. Knowing this will help them limit themselves and keep things from getting too out of hand.

Another thing to consider is the fact that a person’s alcohol tolerance level determines how well they can recover from a night of drinking. If a person has a low alcohol tolerance, then they should limit their drinking that night if they have plans the following morning.

A person should also have a good idea of their friend’s alcohol tolerance, or at least recognize when that friend has crossed the line. By identifying that moment, the person can help the friend make good decisions, such as not driving home from the bar. after all, anyone who has had too much to drink should not get behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Drink Responsibly

Everyone is a little different. This means that some people can handle alcohol better than others. This can be for any number of reasons. Maybe the person just drinks more frequently, or maybe they are a bit larger. Some studies have even found that since the availability of alcohol did not spread evenly across the world, some ethnicities have higher tolerances to alcohol than others.

No matter the reason for the differences, a person should be aware of their own alcohol tolerance. When they do, they will be less likely to over drink, which is referred to as drinking responsibly. This can keep them out of trouble, because people don’t always make the best decisions when drunk.

This can also keep a person healthy by not over exposing themselves to alcohol.


Brush Up On The New Hoverboard Laws

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Now is the time to be fully aware of the new hoverboard laws in California, especially if you currently own one or plan to in the near future. These laws are meant not just for rider safety, but also for the safety of others near you because as you’ve probably heard, a number of them have been accused of blowing up and causing fires.

  • You must be at least 16 years old to ride one.
  • If you’re caught riding while intoxicated, you’ll be slapped with a DUI.
  • You must wear a helmet.
  • You must ride on streets where the posted speed limit is no more than 35mph, unless you’re using a bike lane.
  • You can cruise on the hoverboard at a maximum of 15 mph.
  • You may be fined $250 for violating these laws.

In addition, other rules and laws may be set up by the city or county. Plus, many airlines have banned the hoverboards from their cargo for safety.

It’s unlikely you’ll be arrested for violating these new hoverboard laws but some people get out of hand from a minor situation and find themselves arrested. Alternatively, if you’re not a hoverboard owner but rather a driver and happen to get into an accident with a hoverboard rider, you can potentially be arrested.

In either case, your Chinatown Bail Bond Store agent will work with you and your inner circle to help bail you out of jail, get back home, and have you re-united with your loved ones!

Please call us at 323-357-0575 or visit us at Lynwood Bail Bond Store.


How You Can Reduce Some Of Your Unpaid Traffic Ticket Costs

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In case you haven’t heard yet, California has a new amnesty program for some people who have outstanding traffic tickets (parking tickets, tickets for reckless driving, and DUI offenses are not covered in the program). This new program began October 2015 and will run until March 2017.

The purpose of the program is to provide relief for some individuals. Qualified individuals can get the sum of their outstanding payments reduced. If applicable, they may also get their license reinstate, with a small fee.

For specific details and to find out if you qualify for the program, contact a local California DMV.

Applying for this program will be of great relief – we’ll remind you that people who rack up unpaid tickets can eventually be arrested. And if it gets to that point, Lynwood Bail Bond Store is always available to help bail you or your loved one out of jail!

Just visit us at Lynwood Bail Bond Store or call us at 323-357-0575.


Super Bowl, Alcohol, And Responsibility

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Super Bowl Sunday and alcohol basically go hand in hand (for those who are 21 and over). Before you embark on the festivities be sure to take a moment to think about the rest of your day and how you will tackle it for safety.

  • If you’re hosting a watch party at your own home, that’s great! You don’t have to worry about getting home after a long day of drinking. However, you must look after your guests and make sure they are getting home safely. Find out beforehand what their transportation plans are. If they are driving, keep an eye on how much they’re drinking. If they are too drunk to drive, call them a cab.
  • If you are going to a friend’s house or a bar to watch the game, you need to plan how you will be getting there, but more importantly, how you’re getting home. If you are driving, again, monitor how much you drink and cut yourself off when necessary. Otherwise, call a cab or a sober friend or family member. If your buddy is the one driving, make sure they are okay to drive!

As much as drinking and driving awareness is out there, there are still way too many people who do it. Not everyone is caught but quite a few are, whether they are stopped by the police or even worse, wind up in an accident. Neither of these would be an ideal end to Super Bowl Sunday, let alone any day. Plus, DUIs are very expensive!

Please be responsible when drinking, no matter the occasion, not just Super Bowl Sunday. We hope you don’t ever need us but if you do, Downey Bail Bond Store is available 24/7 in California to bail people out of jail. If you’re ever in need of the services that Downey Bail Bond Store provides, do not hesitate to contact us immediately. We promise we’ll be there to assist you ASAP!

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Super Bowl Sunday – Not Bail Bond Sunday

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Did you know the most popular TV program for Americans to watch every year is the Super Bowl? And as you know, with every Super Bowl watch party there’s always an abundance of food and drinks – and a lot of passion from fans of the two teams meeting in the Super Bowl.

As you know, some fights can stem out of sport games because fans get too into the game. They start talking trash and then punches are thrown. Those involved can be very seriously injured, and others will be arrested. Being on either side of this ordeal is not pretty.

We at Norwalk Bail Bond Store encourage all to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday with their friends and family because we’d hate to get a call on Sunday to find out some altercation happened and that someone needs to be bailed out of jail. Don’t get us wrong – we’ll be there to help with the matter quickly, but really, no one wants their day to end this way, right? Super Bowl Sunday is meant to be a day of fun, food, family, and friends. That’s it!

Norwalk Bail Bond Store is available all throughout the state of California, so contact us today!

Please visit us at Lynwood Bail Bond Store or call us at 323-357-0575.

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