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Determining Fault in Pedestrian Accidents

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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 in pedestrian traffic deaths in the nation, according to a 2016 report by the [ read more ]

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New Law in California Explicitly Prohibits Use of Cellphones While Driving

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Although distracted driving comes in many forms (i.e. texting, putting on makeup, or just checking out the scenery), it is the use of cellphones that is responsible for the sharp and significant increase of distracted driving accidents. This remains true, despite the numerous campaigns, warnings, and applications meant to reduce the use of cellphones [ read more ]

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Pokemon Go Game Causes Auto Accident

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Pokemon have been a source of obsession since their development, but the game has never been quite as real – or as dangerous – as it is now. The Pokemon Go game, which can be downloaded to a smartphone, has been considered responsible for two men falling from a cliff in California, and at [ read more ]

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Smartphones and Distracted Driving: Study Reveals the Apps Most Commonly Used While Driving

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Distracted driving is far from a new issue, but whereas safety experts used to encourage drivers to avoid distracting conversations with passengers and eating behind the wheel, today’s conversations surround the use of a cell phone. First, it was simply talking on the phone. Next, texting became a major problem. Then the game changed entirely. [ read more ]

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Distracted Driving: Number 1 Killer of Teens

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Distracted driving is a national epidemic. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), distracted driving results in more than 9 deaths and 1,153 injuries every day in the United States. In 2011, 17 percent of all car accidents resulting in injuries involved distracted driving. These staggering numbers are on the rise [ read more ]

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Tracy Morgan Accident Emphasizes Dangers of Truck Driver Fatigue

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Several days ago, Tracy Morgan was critically injured and another comedian killed when a sleep-deprived trucker crashed into their limousine late in the night on June 7.  The accident has begun to emphasize the importance of safety among trucking companies; specifically how the truck driver, Kevin Roper, had been awake for 24 hours, according [ read more ]

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