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What is California's NOTS Program?

So a little while ago you were in a fender-bender on California streets. A week later you receive a letter informing you that you have had a point added to your driver safety record under the California NOTS program. But what is the NOTS Program exactly, and how does it impact your ability to legally drive?

Are teen drivers at higher risk of catastrophic accidents?

While your teenager often chafes at the bit and yearns for the freedom and independence of his or her own car and driver's license, you likely have a number of fears about the recklessness of teen drivers on California roads. While it is easy, as a parent, to concoct any number of nightmare scenarios, what are the actual statistics for teen drivers versus adult drivers?

How do insurance companies investigate car accidents?

If you have been in a car accident on California's busy streets and highways, in the initial aftermath and panic of the accident it may be easy to overlook the initial steps in documenting evidence for an insurance claim and investigation. But how do insurance companies investigate accidents in the first place, and how much of the burden of accident investigation and proof is on you?

What is financial responsibility law?

When you hear the term "financial responsibility," it may bring to mind bank accounts, savings and balancing checkbooks. However, under California law pertaining to motor vehicles and motor vehicle accidents, financial responsibility actually refers to the financial responsibility a driver undertakes each time he or she is behind the wheel of an operating motor vehicle.

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