Is Your Car Ready For Summer?

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No one wants to get stranded on the side of the road because their car broke down. This is especially true when things start to warm up in summer. Being stranded during the heat of summer can be truly miserable. That is why it is important to take care of your vehicle and make sure that it is in prime condition.

Here are some things that you should check on your vehicle to ensure it gets you where you need to go.

  • CHECK COOLANT LEVELS IN YOUR RADIATOR
    Your radiator is what keeps your engine from overheating while it is running. However, it cannot do this if there is not enough coolant in it. Be sure you have enough coolant in the system, and that there are no leaks or other types of damage to the cooling system.
  • EXAMINE YOUR TIRES
    Your tires face a lot of wear and tear on a daily basis...
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Is Driving While Hungover Ok?

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Everyone knows that driving while drunk is a bad idea. When you are drunk, you have poor motor control and lack a sense of adequate risk assessment. Basically, you can’t control your actions well and you do things that you wouldn’t normally do while sober. It is easy to see why people should not be driving in this state of inebriation.

However, what many people do not realize is that driving while hungover can be just as bad. When a person is hungover, they may not have any more alcohol in their system, but they are experiencing other symptoms. People who are hungover are usually experiencing sleep deprivation, dehydration, and short-term alcohol withdrawal. The symptoms of all of these can make driving difficult and dangerous for the person.

A study conducted by researchers at Utrech...

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What Counts As Drug Possession?

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With the passing of Prop 64, the topic of drug possession has become more prominent in recent months. While it is now legal for people 21 and older to possess some small amount of marijuana, this is the only drug that has been legalized. There are still rules and restrictions to its use.

Even though the recreational use of marijuana was legalized, many other drugs and substances remain illegal to use and possess. Some of these illegal substances are:

Drug Possession

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Meth
  • Ecstasy
  • LSD

Possessing any of these drugs can get a person in trouble with the law. Now you might be wondering what constitutes as possession in California?

Possession of a drug could be:

  • Having it on your possession
  • Having it in your glove box or anywhere else in your vehicle
  • Having it in your house

When it comes ...

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How To Answer: Have You Been Drinking?

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If you have never been pulled over for a DUI before, you may wonder how you should answer when asked if you have been drinking after having a drink or 2. As a United States citizen, you have the right against self-incrimination. This means that you do not have to answer that question.

However, that does not mean you have the right to lie to the officer or ignore his or her requests. If the officer asks for your license and registration, you should provide it. Lying, will only make things worse for you. The officer will be able to tell if you have had too much alcohol. If you admit to having two drinks when you really had 6, you will still be asked to take a field sobriety and a breathalyzer test...

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Tips For Avoiding The Heat

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Summer is finally here and temperatures are on the rise. Summer is a season for exploring and adventure. However, it is also a season of unbearable heat. It is why many people will find themselves hiding out in the shelter of their home, waiting for cooler temperatures.

If you are looking for ways to keep cool this summer, here are a few tips:

Tips For Avoiding The Heat

  • Wear light colored, loose fitting, cotton clothing. Cotton stay cooler than synthetic materials.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water or sports drinks with plenty of electrolytes.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine since these cause dehydration.
  • Avoid going outdoors during the middle of the day. Instead, go out during the morning or evening when it is cooler.
  • Use fans to circulate the air in your house and make it feel cooler.
  • Keep water bottles i...
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Responsibilities And Graduation

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S

ummer is approaching, and that means that many students will be finishing up their final school year. Graduation season is just around the corner. For many, they will no longer have to follow the set in stone schedule of their school five days a week. They will be free and facing new opportunities at college and joining the working world.

Responsibilities And Graduation

Graduation is a time to celebrate. Students have spent their entire lives working toward this moment. Once they walk across that stage and are given their diploma, they will be free to carve their own path.

As a parent, you may want to remind them of the responsibilities that come with this newfound freedom. For many, graduation comes at a time when the student becomes 18. The student is no longer a child and is a finally a full-fledged adult...

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Rules Of The Road For Bicyclists

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California drivers, especially Los Angeles drivers, are known for being fast, impatient, and rude. However, if there is one group of people that drivers are more cautious of, it is the bicyclists. What are the rules of the road for car drivers and bicyclists?


  • When the biker is traveling slower than the cars, they must be as close to the right side of the road as possible unless they are passing or avoiding a dangerous/hazardous condition or making a left turn or approaching a right turn only lane but want to proceed straight. In those cases, the bicyclist may move away from the right side of the road.
  • Bicyclists Road Rules

  • If there is a dedicated bike lane, the bicyclist must be in that lane unless they are passing, making a left, or avoiding a dangerous/hazardous condition.
  • Bicyclists are to ride in ...
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What Happens If You Are Stopped At A DUI Checkpoint

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Alcohol consumption increases during holidays and the weekends, and you can expect no different for Memorial Day weekend, which is right around the corner. Local law enforcement keeps up with this by setting more DUI checkpoints throughout the city. If you are unfamiliar with what happens at DUI checkpoints, here is what you need to know.


  • The purpose of checkpoints is to catch those who are driving while under the influence and get them off the road before they cause an accident.
  • Checkpoints are set up during the late night to early morning hours when people are bar hopping and heading home after drinking.
  • The police may or may not announce where and when DUI checkpoints will be set up.
  • When a car approaches a checkpoint, they will slow down and stop...
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What Are Your Rights As An Airline Passenger?

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The recent United Airlines incident involving a man being dragged off his overbooked flight has everyone wondering what their rights are in this kind of situation. The flight, heading to Louisville, KY, from Chicago, IL, was overbooked. No passenger volunteered to give up their seat, even after the airline offered accommodations and up to $800 in cash. At this point, they had to select 4 people to deplane. One man who was selected, refused to get off. Security officials were then called to escort the man off the plane, and the situation spiraled downward from there. As seen on cell phone footage, the passenger was forcibly removed from his seat. His head was knocked against an armrest and then he was dragged down the aisle, off the plane.

This incident brought heavy backlash against Unit...

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