Blog Posts in March, 2010

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  • Cities Attempt to Curb Distracted Driving by Banning Digital Billboards

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Mar 24, 2010

    Do digital billboards distract drivers and cause car accidents ? Cities everywhere are considering this question and implementing rules to govern the controversial “tv on a stick,” as it is called by some critics. Many cities have imposed moratoriums on digital billboards, including Los Angeles. Studies show conflicting results concerning the actual distraction they pose to the driver, but many ...
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  • San Diego Budget Cuts Mean Slower Response Time to Car Accidents, Other Emergencies

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Mar 19, 2010

    San Diego motor vehicle accident victims and others involved in situations requiring emergency assistance are waiting longer for help, according to a recent city report. Budget cuts introduced in February require up to eight, or 17 percent, of San Diego's firetrucks to be "idled" at any given time. The plan is projected to cut more than $11 million a year in overtime paid to San Diego ...
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  • Federal Regulators Expand Children's Jewelry Recall over Cadmium Concerns

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Mar 11, 2010

    Regulators are warning parents in California, and across the country, to get rid of any "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer"-themed charm bracelets following test results that showed the pieces contained upwards of 90 percent cadmium - a toxic metal. These are the latest pieces of children's jewelry to be singled out by the feds in a crackdown on Chinese imports. Concerns were raised earlier this year ...
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  • Toyota Prius Accelerates Out of Control on San Diego Highway

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Mar 10, 2010

    Thus far, only the 2010 Prius model is covered under Toyota's anti-lock brake system recall. Up until this point, Toyota has mostly denied such problems in other vehicles. Still, it was a 2006 Prius that sped out of control on Monday in San Diego, leading to a terrifying 94 mph ride and police-assisted stop. It all started when James Sikes tapped the gas pedal in his car to pull past another ...
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