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11 Safety Tips for Your Next Road Trip to Avoid Car Accidents

Posted on June 14th, 2016

A little planning can go a long way when it comes to road trips. Safe driving is the key to arriving at your destination safely and well-rested. Before you hit the I-15, or the 10 Freeway – two of the most notorious Southern Californian routes for auto accidents – consider these 11 tips for avoiding car accidents on your trip: 1. Take your car in for a tune-up. If you do your own maintenance, give your car a once-over before hitting the road. If not, ask your mechanic to check the battery, tire pressure, belts, and fluid levels before heading out. 2. Prioritize sleep. Caffeine will only take you so far. The National Sleep Foundation say to aim for 7-8 hours of sleep in the nights leading up to your trip, and pull over and nap if needed. Supplementing a lack of sleep with caffeine can make drivers jittery, and the effects will not last for very long. 3. Create a driving schedule. If you are traveling with licensed passengers, trade off driving times as needed throughout the trip. Trade off when you feel tired or after you stop to fill up the tank and stretch your legs. 4. Examine…

Dog Bite Injury Prevention: Important California Leash Laws for Large & Small Dogs

Posted on June 14th, 2016

Many dog owners see leash laws as a way to protect people. However, leash laws exist to protect pets, too. Whether you agree with a local law about leashes or not, all dog owners must abide by these restrictions. Leash laws vary from community to community. The state of California does not have any laws that govern normal dog ownership activities, such as walking. In some communities, you may only need to prove that you have voice control over your dog, while other areas require that all dogs wear leashes in public areas. Riverside County Areas Where Leashes Are Not Required Throughout the state, you will find parks, lakes and areas where you do not have to leash your dog, even if the city or county has leash laws. You do not need to leash your pooch: Within a fenced-in backyard In a designated off-leash area, such as a park or neighborhood In a dog park designed for pet socialization. Here’s a list of dog parks in Riverside. In Riverside Areas that Leashes are Required If you walk a dog in a public or private area that allows dogs within Riverside County, the dog must wear a handheld leash that does not measure longer…

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