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Are we really among the worst drivers out there?

September 9, 2011 in Driving

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According to a recent Allstate study we are.  Our rank…#182 out of 200 rated large cities in the U.S.  According to their actuary data we are 50.8% more likely to be in an accident than the national average, averaging one every 6.8 years.

Inattention from my experience is the #1 cause.  Why…I worked a claims desk for a number of years and everyones excuse always was “I never saw the other car”.  I’ve even heard the driver rearending me saying they didn’t notice I had stopped. Of course there were other factors, newly licensed drivers, new to the area drivers and under the influence, but that wasn’t in every accident. Read the rest of this entry →

Wanted: Hipster, coward, fan of The Cure

April 23, 2008 in Driving, Law, Law Enforcement, People, Transportation, West Side, Which Side?

Hello friends, Mark here.

My nephew, Angel

Maybe I’m a bit overly sensitive due to having just spent the evening with my 10 month old nephew, but this is just not cool, ever.

Usually, the Los Angeles Community on Livejournal just promotes whatever goth show is going on or has posts about which under 18 club is the best.

But tonight, someone has reached out to the community of Los Angeles at large for help!

Nobody lost a dog… it was just a typical hit and run. Happens in L.A. everyday. Heck, I hear screeching tires outside my window most every night and every tenth time or so the screeching is followed by the oddly pleasing crunch of metal on metal. What makes this occasion special is that the victim of the hit and run is 9 months pregnant!

Click here for the dirty details!