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Staged Accidents are On the Rise: Don’t Be a Victim!

Not every car crash is an accident… Anyone who’s been in a car accident knows, it all happens so fast. Often times it’s tough to recount all the events leading up to a car accident because you’re just driving along, and then BAM! You get hit. You’re stunned and shaken, and your memories may be […]

2016 New Years Resolutions for Young Drivers

2016 Resolutions for Young Drivers

(Technically, this could also apply to experienced drivers. So parents, you’re not off the hook.) Happy New Year! At Safety 1st, we like to dream big. Our biggest hope for 2016 is that NO young people will be killed as a result of driving accidents (or anything, really, but obviously our focus is on driving). Our life’s […]

Driving Tips for the El Niño Winter

Driving Tips for the El Niño Winter

An El Niño weather pattern has been predicted for the United States this winter. It could be one of the strongest in U.S. history, according to some reports. The effects are expected to last through February. According to U.S. News, El Niño occurs when a shift in winds leads to warmer water in the eastern portion of the Pacific Ocean than usual. […]

Update: 24 y/o Man Convicted of Murder for Hitting Cyclist

Update: 24 y/o Man Convicted of Murder for Hitting Cyclist

Neil Stephany was convicted of second degree murder for killing cyclist Shaun Eagleson while high on heroin. Read the LA Times post here. Last October, we wrote about the untimely death of a 30-year-old Newport Beach man named Shaun Eagleson. An avid cyclist, Eagleson was riding his bicycle along East Coast Highway near Crystal Cove […]

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Teen Driver Charged with Manslaughter

On October 4, 2015, six teenagers (ranging in ages from 14-16 years old) were in a 1995 BMW heading home from Knott’s Scary Farm around 2 AM when their car veered off the freeway, crashed through the guardrail, went up the embankment, and went up in flames. Five of those teenagers perished. The driver, then-16-year-old Bradley […]

Warning: Voice Texting is NOT Safer than Type-Texting

Warning: Voice Texting is NOT Safer than Type-Texting

If you text while driving, STOP. If you take selfies while driving, STOP. If you post to Twitter or Snapchat or Instagram or Facebook while driving, STOP. Seriously, please stop now. Your life – and the lives of others – could depend on it. This is a VERY real issue in our country – especially for […]

Electric Bicycle Laws & Safety Tips

Just yesterday afternoon, a 23-year-old young man named Jonathan Wilson died when the electric bicycle he was riding crashed into a parked van in Newport Beach. Authorities do not know how fast the bike was going, but apparently the force of the crash threw Wilson off the bike and into the van’s rear window. Wilson was not wearing a […]

4th of July Safety Tips

4th of July Driving Safety Tips

It’s summertime again! Pool parties, beach bonfires, backyard BBQs, family gatherings and reunions, and don’t forget one of our all-time favorite holidays, Independence Day! What a great day it is, to celebrate our country’s freedom. Unfortunately, for many this great day becomes a tragedy. Alcohol consumption is very popular on the 4th, as people get […]

9 Motorcycle Safety Tips for New Drivers

Sunday, May 17 at around 2 p.m., a 20-year-old male motorcyclist collided with a 19-year-old female driver on Fairview Road in Costa Mesa near Adams Avenue. Sadly, the motorcyclist died. (source: Daily Pilot) This happened in broad daylight on a Sunday afternoon in Costa Mesa. Don’t be naive, folks – a deadly accident can happen anywhere, […]

Cinco de Mayo Safety Tips

Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you’re celebrating this fun and festive holiday (which, by the way, is NOT the Mexican Independence Day), good for you! However, as your trusted driver’s education school, we would be remiss if we did not provide you with some Cinco de Mayo safety tips. I mean, come on – our name […]