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.
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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.
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.
Editorial cartoon by Natasha Brennan
The city of La Verne installed a new traffic light on B Street and Bonita Avenue because of frequent car accidents at the intersection.
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.
The La Verne Police Department held a workshop Tuesday afternoon to inform La Verne residents of new and commonly misunderstood laws regarding pedestrian safety, distractions on the road and drunk driving facts. Police Sgt. Dave Mortazavi and Cpl. Martin Weinreb from LVPD addressed traffic issues they commonly see and many drivers are unaware of.
Cars stop at the intersection of D and Second streets, students walk through the crosswalk, more students walk, and it never stops. A proper intersection has a traffic light, where people and cars take turns yielding the right of way.
Parking around campus is an all too familiar gripe among University of La Verne students and staff members, but another thing that drivers have to endure is the fact that students, and other pedestrians, do not know how to use a crosswalk.
Though many believe that young adults do not truly understand the dangers of driving while texting, La Verne students understand the dangers and accept the laws and fines placed on the activity.