Tag: driver safety

Drivers to face stricter penalties for texting and driving

A new state law that goes into effect July 1 imposes stricter penalties for those caught texting while driving. Under current law, using a hand-held smart phone or device while driving is punishable by a fine. Starting July 1, the penalty for such violation will also add points to the driver’s record. 

Officers warn of driving impaired

In 2016, James Cockrell’s uncle died in a drunk driving crash. Cockrell, who is a 2017 University of La Verne alumnus, honored his uncle’s life by organizing a DUI awareness event last year with the help of his fraternity brothers.

Distracted driving dangers considered

Students at the University gathered last week for a texting and driving awareness event hosted by the Campus Activities Board in collaboration with the Associated Students of La Verne.

Parking structure needs safety changes

Editorial cartoon by Natasha Brennan

New light relieves traffic

The city of La Verne installed a new traffic light on B Street and Bonita Avenue because of frequent car accidents at the intersection.

Program puts ‘brakes’ on unsafe teen driving

The nonprofit teen advanced driving school Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe, or BRAKES, raised awareness about safe driving and provided teenage drivers with advanced training at a controlled environment Saturday and Sunday at the Fairplex.

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