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For many people, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. The warmer weather brings more people outside, meaning there are more pedestrians and bicyclists on the roadways. Now that we are heading full speed into summer, it is important to … Continue reading

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Now that the warmer months are here, motorcycles are increasingly present on the roads. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in particular are encouraging education and awareness about roadway safety in an effort to … Continue reading

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Last year, lane splitting, the practice in which motorcyclists ride between lanes of traffic, was officially made legal in California. While lane splitting has been found to reduce certain types of injuries, motorcycle accidents involving lane splitting continue to occur. … Continue reading

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In San Diego, the current average length of a person’s commute is 26 minutes, which is the longest average commuting time for the city in the past 10 years. This time spent commuting can be a nuisance, but the potential … Continue reading

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In 2016, one in five worker deaths in the United States occurred in the construction industry. Outside of traffic accidents, falls were the leading cause of these deaths, accounting for 384 of 991 fatalities, or nearly 40 percent. In addition, … Continue reading

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Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise in the United States in recent years, and they account for 16% of all deaths in motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, the San Diego area is no exception; San Diego County ranked seventh highest … Continue reading

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San Diego has had a sudden massive influx of “dockless” bikes and scooters dropped on its streets and sidewalks. From the Gaslamp Quarter to Hillcrest and La Jolla, bikes from different companies (LimeBike, Mobike, and Ofo) can be found for rent … Continue reading

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Passengers in a motor vehicle rely upon their drivers to be attentive and responsible so that they can arrive at their destination safely. Unfortunately, drivers do not always meet these expectations. If an accident occurs, a passenger may wonder what … Continue reading

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For parents, child care can be an essential resource. Upon hearing that a child was injured at a day care facility, a parent may feel a variety of emotions, such as fear, confusion, and anger. Having placed their trust and … Continue reading

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Driving under the influence of alcohol is a well-known cause of serious injuries and fatalities. However, driving without adequate sleep is a lesser known cause of similar tragic accidents. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that going … Continue reading

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