Car Accidents

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

As San Diego injury lawyers, we want to alert our readers that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. To help deter crashes and raise awareness, law enforcement will be stepping up enforcement in San Diego and across the country. This effort is part of...

A new study highlights how often distraction can lead to disaster for teen drivers.
Have We Underestimated the Risk of Teen Distracted Driving Crashes?

A new study highlights how often distraction can lead to disaster for teen drivers. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that distraction played a role in approximately 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes, which is four times higher than previous estimates. As we have...

While it is often essential to pick your battles with tweens, not wearing a seat belt should never be an option.
San Diego Parents: Does Your Tween Always Buckle Up?

As many San Diego parents are likely well aware, the preadolescent or “tween” years can be challenging. While it is often essential to pick your battles, not wearing a seat belt should never be an option. Seat belts are essential to safe driving — one...

Disturbing Trend: Pedestrian Fatalities Remain High
Disturbing Trend: Pedestrian Fatalities Remain High

As San Diego injury lawyers, we are concerned that pedestrian fatalities continue to remain high, despite increased public safety efforts. A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) found that an estimated 2,125 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2014, which essentially...

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...