Blog Posts in October, 2013

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  • Safe Driving Will Be Important For Years To Come

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 31, 2013

    Every major automaker is working hard to advance the technology of self-driving vehicles. Google has also made a highly publicized entrance into the field of autonomous cars. The hope is that technology can advance far enough to prevent the thousands of car accidents every year caused by driver error. While that may someday be true, autonomous vehicles are probably farther in the future than many ...
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  • Brain Injuries And High School Football

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 30, 2013

    Brain injuries among current and former players in the National Football League have led to increased scrutiny into the safety of the sport of football. A recent study shows that the risk of head injuries might be highest among high school football players. A group of experts analyzed academic studies about concussions among college and prep football players. The results demonstrated that the risk ...
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  • Teen Drivers And The Importance Of Rules

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 22, 2013

    National Teen Driver Safety Week is an excellent time to let parents know how important they are in shaping the driving behaviors of their children. The fear of a serious car crash is a reality for many parents of teen drivers . The good news is that parents have more power than they may realize in keeping their young drivers safe on the roads. Parents need to use that power by staying actively ...
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  • Car Accidents Spike On Rainy Day

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 19, 2013

    According to the San Diego County Water Authority, we should expect slightly more than 10 inches of rain in a normal year. Rainy days are less common here than in most of the country. While there are many benefits to having so few bad weather days, it may lead to an increase in car accidents when drivers fail to make necessary accommodations to drive safely in the rain. The numbers from the early ...
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  • Automobile Crashes And Car Seats

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 18, 2013

    Any parent will know, car seats are time-consuming to install and can really test your patience. However, placing children in a properly installed car seat is an absolutely vital safety measure. Car accidents are the number one cause of death for children under the age of 13, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Car seats have the potential to save countless lives ...
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  • Educating The Public About Teen Driver Safety

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 17, 2013

    Teenagers face a host of challenges in becoming safe drivers. The National Safety Council recently released a number of things for parents to be aware of concerning teen drivers and car accidents . The release is intended to help parents ensure that their teens are fully prepared to make sound decisions behind the wheel. The release came in anticipation of National Teen Driver Safety Week from ...
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  • Pedestrian Killed By Potentially Distracted Driver In Del Cerro

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 12, 2013

    A 65-year-old woman was struck and killed at the intersection of Margerum Avenue and Navajo Road in Del Cerro on Friday. The collision occurred in the early afternoon hours. The driver, a 25-year-old woman, failed to stop despite the victim's efforts to get her attention. Several witnesses report that the victim held up her arm and stopped in the intersection as the car approached. The vehicle ...
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  • If Attention Were The Key To Driving

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 11, 2013

    In the modern world, there are many things vying for our attention. For people behind the wheel, losing focus and becoming distracted can have terrible, even fatal consequences . Part of the problem is the speed and ease with which our attention can be drawn away from any task, even one as important as driving. It only takes a moment for our attention to wander. When a person takes his or her eyes ...
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  • Short Sleep, Not Tiredness Key To Drowsy Driving

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 9, 2013

    There are many behaviors that pose a danger on the roads. Drinking and driving and distracted driving have drawn significant attention and legislation over the years as safety experts worked to reduce car accidents caused by these dangerous behaviors. One large problem that has gone relatively unnoticed is drowsy driving. Federal data concerning fatal car accidents indicated that as many as 15 to ...
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  • Fiery Crash Claims The Lives Of Five Victims

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Oct 2, 2013

    A curving stretch of road that has been home to accidents in the past was the site of a horrific one-car accident last week. The crash involved a Nissan carrying six people, including the driver. The vehicle went off the road near and I-5 off-ramp and struck a freeway pillar. The vehicle caught fire after the collision with a guardrail. Only one of the six people in the vehicle was able to exit in ...
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