Car Accidents

Study: Drivers Continue Unsafe Driving Behaviors Despite Crash Awareness
Study: Drivers Continue Unsafe Driving Behaviors Despite Crash Awareness

Drivers continue to run red lights and text behind the wheel despite experiencing the aftermath of a motor vehicle crash firsthand, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The organization’s latest Traffic Safety Culture Index found that drivers continue to...

Could Technology Help Prevent Rear-End Collisions?

Rear-end crashes are among the most common causes of San Diego car accidents. In fact, one-third of all police-reported crashes in 2013 involved a rear-end collision with another vehicle at the start of the crash, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). In many...

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Top Tips for a Safe Super Bowl Weekend

Given the controversy surrounding the Super Bowl, many Californians are likely to tune into the game even though we don’t have a team in the mix. For others, the party atmosphere surrounding the big game is as important as the play on the field.   Whether you...

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California Lawmakers Considering New Car Seat Law

As the new legislative session gets underway, California lawmakers will consider a measure intended to improve California’s child safety restraint laws. It would require children to remain in rear-facing car seats until they are at least two years old.   Car accidents are a leading cause of...

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Regulator to Address Safety of Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Administration (CPSC) is currently working on a new safety standard for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). Like all-terrain vehicles, ROVs are popular for traversing wooded areas and dirt trails. However, they pose unique risks.   "ROVs and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are similar in...

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Good News: Motor Vehicle Fatalities Decline

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced some good news about road safety in the United States. In 2013, traffic deaths declined 3.1 percent from the prior year, while the estimated number of people injured in crashes decreased by 2.1 percent. As San Diego...

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NBA Star Sets Bad Example for Young Drivers

Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons recently apologized for making a risky decision while driving. The NBA star posted a picture on social media website Snapchat while driving 97 miles per hour. The speed limit in Michigan is 70 miles per hour, and, as evidenced by...

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Technology Does Not Prevent Lane-Change Accidents

Improper lane changes are one of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents. As a result, many automakers are developing in-vehicle technology, such as blind spot monitoring systems and lane departure warning systems, designed to deter accidents. While these high-tech systems have been shown to...

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Honda Expands Takata Airbag Recall Nationwide

While Takata Corp. still refuses to issue a nationwide recall, several automakers are taking the initiative to further expand their airbag recalls. Honda Motors, Takata’s largest customer, recently announced the recall of 5.4 million vehicles in the United States. In doing so, the automaker cited a...

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San Diego Drivers: Are You Prepared for Winter Driving?

While snow is generally contained to the higher elevations, San Diego drivers must still contend with winter driving hazards. The heavy wind and rain we experienced a few weeks ago is just the latest example. To stay safe this winter and avoid a San Diego car...