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The Dangers of Distracted Driving in California

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Everyone always talks about how horrible drunk driving is but far less is mentioned about the dangers and repercussions of distracted driving, which is as dangerous and even more common than drunk driving.

Distracted driving in California isn’t a new thing. For as long as people have been getting behind the wheel of automobiles, there have been distracted drivers. Examples of distracted driving include:

✽ Daydreaming
✽ Arguing with passengers
✽ Rubbernecking
✽ Trying to pick up a candy bar you’ve dropped
✽ Changing radio stations
✽ Using your cell phone

Distracted driving can result in a number of things going wrong. A single second of distracted driving can result in:

✽ Weaving in and out of your lane
✽ Striking another car/pedestrian
✽ Missing a road sign
✽ Running a red light
✽ Etc.

Over the past twenty years or so, distracted driving has become a much bigger problem. Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association indicates that distracted driving results in approximately 1,000 injuries every single day and approximately 9 deaths a day. Many of these distracted driving accidents involved a cell phone.

In California, when someone is pulled over for distracted driving and issued a citation, the ticket usually doesn’t say distracted driving, even though that’s usually the cause of the incident. The ticket usually states the effect. For example, if you were playing with your dog who was in the shotgun seat and run a red light, the ticket will likely state reckless driving or failure to yield rather than distracted driving.

If your distracted driving results in an injury or death to another person, the citation may be the least of your worries. When someone is hurt or killed as a result of a distracted driving episode, you could find yourself acting as the defendant in a civil case.

In an effort to lower the number of distracted driving incidents in California, the state has introduced the Just Drive campaign. The idea of the Just Drive campaign is to educate/remind drivers about the dangers of using a cell phone while you’re behind the wheel. Everybody involved in the campaign hopes that the program will remind drivers about how deadly answering a single text or taking a long call can be.

California’s “Just Drive” campaign is quite similar to earlier efforts to reduce the number of drivers who use their cell phones while they’re behind the wheel, but this campaign is geared specifically towards younger drivers who are between the ages of 16 and 24.

In California, you’re not allowed to have your cell phone in your hand while you’re driving. While everyone would prefer it if you simply didn’t use your cell phone at all during your commute, you are allowed to use it provided it’s set to hands-free mode, mounted on your dash or windshield, and can be turned on and off by a single finger touch.

The best way to avoid being the cause of a distracted driving incident is to keep your eyes and mind on the road.

Vaping on the Rise in Schools

Vaping on the Rise in Schools

Vaping on the Rise in Schools

Here in the US, recent studies and surveys have found that smoking amongst teens is actually on the decline. Less and less teens are smoking cigarettes, and that’s great. Unfortunately, that is not the only trend that recent studies have found. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 2 million middle and high school students are vaping regularly.

In 2018, the CDC found that 4.9% percent of middle schoolers reported using e-cigs, and 20.8% of high schoolers reported using them as well. This adds up to a lot of students, which means e-cigs are a very big problem amongst minors, but why is that?

How E-Cigs Are Marketed

Many adults and researchers are noticing a shocking trend of how e-cigs are marketed. Their ads most often depict young, “cool” looking people. In addition, the flavors of these devices often seem to be chosen with minors in mind with flavors such as cotton candy and berry punch. Tobacco companies do this because minors, anyone under the age of 25, become more easily addicted to nicotine, and so this age group has been the target audience of tobacco companies for years.

Now, with e-cigs under attack, tobacco companies and smokers alike are rushing to defend the product. Their biggest claim, is that e-cigs are safer than traditional tobacco products. The shocking fact, this is true. With proper guidance from a medical professional, a smoker can use e-cigs to be safer when smoking, and can even use the products to wean themselves off of nicotine altogether.

However, this logic does not apply to minors.

The Dangers of Vaping as a Minor

Minors have less self-control and are more likely to become addicted to nicotine than adults. E-cigs play off that with the hopes of getting younger generations addicted to tobacco to ensure the industry’s survival for a few more years. By becoming addicted to nicotine, teens are more likely to use traditional cigarettes.

Aside from just supplying minors with nicotine, some e-cigs and other vape products can contain marijuana as well.

On top of the obvious side effects that come with using nicotine and marijuana products, there are the unknown side effects of e-cigs. The fact of the matter is that e-cigs are a new type of technology, with many still be studied. Early studies have found that e-cigs can expose a person’s lungs to harmful chemicals, whether they are in the liquids being vaporized or coming from the device itself. These many chemicals have been known to cause cancer. Plus there is the fact that some e-cigs have been known to explode while in use, which is horrible for the person using the device.

Talk to Your Kids

When it comes to talking to kids about e-cigs, the first thing a parent needs to do is educate themselves first. After all, how can a person hope to convince someone to lean one way or another without first having all of the facts? After that, a parent should always be a role model. If they don’t want their child to do something, then they shouldn’t’ do it themselves.

When actually talking to their child, a parent should remain calm and avoid getting angry. If a parent screams and shouts at their child, then the child is less likely to talk to them about anything, especially behavior that they think will get them yelled at. When talking, really listen to the child. When it comes to e-cig use, they may not have all of their facts straight. Some studies have found that many kids believe that some e-cig products, like Juul, are nicotine free when in reality they are not. Sometimes listening to them, and giving them the facts, is all the child needs to change their mind.

After that, help the child learn to recognize and face peer pressure without giving in. Help them come up with good reason to explain why they don’t want to use e-cigs.

While some kids may fight or resist at first, it is important for the parents to talk to their children about this kind of thing. Simply by learning that their parents have a strong negative feeling toward something can convince a kid to stop in time.

Can Plastic Water Bottles Left in Hot Cars be Dangerous?

Can Plastic Water Bottles Left in Hot Cars be Dangerous?

Can Plastic Water Bottles Left in Hot Cars be Dangerous?

Summer is in full swing and people are doing everything in their power to beat the heat and stay safe. After all, no one wants to suffer from heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. One of the best ways to avoid both of those conditions is for a person to remain hydrated throughout the day.

This is why thousands of people travel with a water bottle in their car. This ensures they have water with them whenever they may begin to feel a bit parched. While some people prefer reusable water bottles, some people would rather buy plastic water bottles. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the dangers that can come with leaving plastic water bottles in the car on a hot day, and it isn’t for the reason one might suspect.

Are Heated Plastic Water Bottles Toxic?

For several years now, people have worried about the health safety of plastic water bottles. In 2007, emails began circulating through people’s inboxes with the claims that leaving water bottles in hot cars would create a chemical reaction within the plastic. This reaction would supposedly cause the plastic to release chemical compounds, BPA and DEHA, into the water.

Neither of those chemicals are very good for human consumption.

Naturally, these emails caused quite a stir and some panic as well. Even though these myths were later debunked by studies performed by the American Cancer Society and the International Bottled Water Association, many people still believe those emails.

There are now questions of whether or not heating plastic water bottles causes them to release phthalates into the water, which would cause other serious health problems for anyone who drank the water. However, there has yet to be any definitive answer in regards to that particular question.

While these chemicals could pose a serious health hazard if leeched into the water, they are not the reason that plastic water bottles should not be left in hot cars.

Can Water Bottles Start Fires?

The reason plastic water bottles shouldn’t be left in cars is far fierier than that. The irony is that plastic water bottles can actually lead to car fires. As impossible as that may seem, it is very true, and a real problem. That is why fire departments all over the country are warning people about the dangers of leaving a plastic water bottle in a hot car.

The problem is that the clear plastic and water work together to create a makeshift magnifying glass. Anyone who ever burned ants as a kid knows how dangerous a magnifying glass can be. If direct sunlight falls onto a plastic water bottle, it can concentrate the sun’s rays on a set point in a car, and, with enough time, cause that point to ignite.

If left unchecked, that fire can quickly and easily consume the entire vehicle.

This means that a person should never leave a plastic water bottle anywhere in a car where it will be exposed to direct sunlight. Doing so could have disastrous results. Better to take the bottle with you, or at the very least, tuck into a secure and covered place where the sun will never find it.

Stay Hydrated This Summer

When the weather heats up like it does every summer, it is important for everyone to remain hydrated. One of the best ways to do that is for a person to keep some water with them at all times. Water bottles are a great way to do that. However, plastic water bottles can, surprisingly, pose a fire hazard.

Why not avoid that potential fire hazard and purchase a reusable water bottle. After all, there are plenty of water bottles out there, and they are better for the environment. Plus, some reusable water bottles are designed to keep water cooler longer, and they really work!

Are you staying hydrated this summer? Tell us how you keep yourself cool and hydrated while you travel this summer. You never know, you might inspire someone to do the same!

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Springville Bail Bond Store Can Check If You Are a Wanted Criminal

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Did you know that besides issuing bail bonds to defendants who are already in jail, Springville Bail Bond Store can also conduct free, anonymous warrant searches for individuals who are not under arrest? If you are wondering if there is a warrant out for your arrest, or for a loved one of yours, you can ask Springville Bail Bond Store to check the databases for you.

If it just so happens that you, or your loved one, indeed are wanted, we can discuss your bail options before you turn yourself in. Then, once you have been arraigned, you can post bail with a bail bond from us immediately, ensuring your release.

With our help, you will spend as little time in jail as possible.In some cases, we will even be able to set up the bail bond before you turn yourself in, thus shortening your stay behind bars.If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, be sure to talk to one of the professionals here at Springville Bail Bond Store.

Learn more about Springville Bail Bond Store by chatting with a representative online, or at 559-784-8660 .

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So What if You Have a Criminal Record?

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Having a criminal record is not exactly a good thing, however,having a criminal record isnot the worst thing ever.

Though it may be a little weight to carry, your criminal record will not ruin your life. Have you ever considered that someone you know, whether your neighbor,coworker, or your child’s friend’s parent, has a criminal record? This is very possible and you could never tell because they have a family, they have a home, they have a job. They dealt with that dark period in their life, left it in the past, and moved on.

If you, or someone you know, is arrested, try and keep positive thoughts in mind. We won’t lie, it is a challenge to deal with, but soon enough it will all be in the past. Though you or your loved one will then have a criminal record, you can still accomplish life goals.

If you ever need a bail bond to bail out of jail, please contact Springville Bail Bond Store at 559-784-8660 or chat with a representative online.

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Benefits and Risks of Bail Bond Co-Signers

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Dealing with an arrest is an incredibly stressful and tense time, not just for the individual, but for their loved ones as well. There will be some bickering, but there should be mostly figuring out how to get through this situation together. Multiple parties will be involved in some way or another: the defendant, a bail bond company like Springville Bail Bond Store, employers who may need to know, friends, family, a lawyer, and a co-signer.

This all sounds pretty straight-forward, but not the co-signer. What is a co-signer, and what do they do?

A co-signer is needed for the bail bond portion. This person assumes responsibility of the defendant to see that they show up for their court appointments. If the defendant does not, the co-signer will face consequences, such as needing to pay monetarily or relinquishing any collateral they pledged.

In the instance that the defendant goes rogue to their bail release conditions, not all has to be lost for the co-signer, if they act in time. At any time, the co-signer can withdraw from their position and responsibilities of the defendant. The defendant will then be taken back into custody until he or she can get another co-signer for their bail bond. The original co-signer will not face additional consequences for asking to be withdrawn from the bail bond, except for maybe a bit of their relationship with the defendant.

If you would like more information on bail bonds and co-signer roles, speak with Springville Bail Bond Store anytime online or at 559-784-8660 .

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College Students and Real Life

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Students returning to college ought to remember they are now legal adults.If they get in trouble, they can face serious consequences that parents might not be able to fix. Parents will definitely help out as much as possible, but they cannot make the problem go away like they could have before.

So say a student is arrested for a DUI after a party. They were driving while under the influence and they are underage to begin with. Instead of being released back to their parent’s custody, they will have to stand in court and prepare for any consequences like a revoked license, fines, and possible jail time. The school may also suspend or expel the student. Their parents cannot sweet talk anyone to make the whole thing go away, but they can certainly help calm nerves and bail the student out of jail as soon as possible. Springville Bail Bond Store will help with this part as well, providing the low-cost bail bond that the student needs.

It can be a harsh reality, becoming an adult and realizing that bad actions result in very serious consequences. We hope you, or a loved one, will never need our bail bond services but if you do, donot hesitate to contact Springville Bail Bond Store.

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Don’t You Know: Life Is Not Perfect

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Life is far from perfect, no one has a perfect life. At some point, everyone gets in trouble, from cutting curfew or not doing homework, to doing something wrong at work or speeding.That right there is already an indication that no one is perfect, and life isnot either.The good thing is that we manage to recover from these negative moments. It’s certainly possible to get life right back on track, even something as extreme as getting arrested.

Most people who are arrested are given the opportunity to post bail. Bail can be posted with cash or with a bail bond.The latter of which is more affordable and ideal for most people, yet still very much valid. Posting bail is the immediate first step toward resolving this situation and getting things back to normal.

Learn more about bail bonds and how they can get you, or a loved one, out of jail. Speak with a representative from a top bail bond company in California: Springville Bail Bond Store .

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Want To Know How to Save Money and Bail Out a Loved One?

Let Us Show You How to Do Just That

Bail can cost a lot of money, but there are cheaper alternatives. Call 559-784-8660 to find out more.

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Bail can be extremely expensive, everyone knows that. However, most people do not realize that there are a few different ways to reduce the cost of the bail. The most effective way to save money when bailing a loved one out of jail is to get a bail bond. You can get one by talking to a professional bail agent. He or she will then pay for the bail, and you pay the bail agent a service fee, which is only a percentage of the bail itself.

In California, getting a bail bond can save you 90% of the money you would have spent to bail out your loved one. This is because bail bonds only cost 10% of the price of the bail that they are based on. If your loved one’s bail is set at $10,000, then the bail bond will only cost $1,000.

You can get an extra discount on top of the huge price cut of a bail bond. Some bail bond companies, like Springville Bail Bond Store, offer discounts for qualified individuals. Often times, if one of the co-signers of the bail bond is a member of the military, a member of AARP, or is a homeowner, then that person can get a discount on the price of the bail bond. To find out how to get a discount on your bail bond, you can talk to a bail agent from Springville Bail Bond Store.

If you want to bail a friend or family member out of jail, but are afraid that it will be too expensive, then you need to look into getting a bail bond from Springville Bail Bond Store. As you can see, getting a bail bond can greatly reduce the cost of rescuing your loved one from jail.

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Bail Bond Myths Debunked!

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Anyone who is in need of a bail bond is most likely going to be frantic and stressed. In all likelihood, they will not know all the details about bail bonds or what to expect.Due to this lack of understanding about bail bonds, there are a bunch of myths out there that surround the industry.

Springville Bail Bond Store is here to help debunk a couple of those myths and help you see that bail agents are your friends.Springville Bail Bond Store is on your side if you need a bail bond for yourself or a loved one.

MYTH: Bail agents are intimidating, wear long dark trench coats, and thick jewelry.
FACT: Bail agents donot dress like your stereotypical club bouncer. They dress like your everyday professional businessman or woman and are very friendly and helpful. They are normal people just like everyone else.

MYTH: Bail bonds are unaffordable.
FACT: Bail bonds are extremely affordable and carry flexible payment plans, customized for each client. Springville Bail Bond Store is understanding and will always find a way to assist everyone who needs bail help.

Springville Bail Bond Store is always willing to get a bail bond for those who are in need. We want to help protect peoples’ right to bail, and we promise to help you in any way we can.

For a free consultation to get some bail bond questions answered, contact Springville Bail Bond Store online, or at 559-784-8660 .