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  • Common Causes of Bicycle Crashes

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Feb 9, 2018

    Riding a bicycle may be a great way to combine fitness with green transportation, but it can also be incredibly dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 467,000 people were injured in car crashes in 2015 and more than 1,000 people were killed. Automobile drivers are responsible for remaining aware of their surroundings and not taking any reckless actions that ...
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  • AAA Study Finds Tech Conveniences, Hands-Free Devices Still Make Dangerous Drivers

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 7, 2014

    If you regularly drive on San Diego roadways, you've probably seen it before: drivers talking and gesturing wildly to no one in particular. Although not all of these drivers may be using hands-free technology to communicate while behind the wheel, most of them are. With laws banning the use of handheld devices and texting while driving, utilizing hands-free devices and blue-tooth capable car ...
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  • 70 Drivers Cited for Distracted Driving in Chula Vista

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 28, 2014

    Police issued 70 citations to drivers in Chula Vista between 11am and 5pm Sunday, in a fourth distracted driving crackdown this month. According to a statement from the Chula Vista Police Department, the citations all involved cellphone use while driving. 15 drivers received citations for texting while driving and the remaining 55 were cited for other types of cellphone use. Chula Vista police ...
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  • Distracted Driving FAQ

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Feb 21, 2014

    Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of traffic accidents, injuries, and death on American roadways. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has gone as far as referring to driver distraction as a national epidemic. Because distracted driving causes numerous accidents throughout San Diego each year, and because victims injured in these preventable ...
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  • Spreading The Word About Distracted Driving

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Nov 27, 2013

    By now, the issue of distracted driving is no secret. Unfortunately, many drivers fall into the misconception that they are the exception to the rule on distracted driving . That is why safety advocates have been pushing the message to avoid distracted driving even more than normal lately. As more evidence surfaces suggesting that car accidents caused by distracted driving are on the rise, this ...
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  • Should Texting While Driving Increase Insurance Premiums?

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jun 6, 2013 recently did a survey of 1,000 drivers. It asked: How would you screen drivers for car insurance? The results? Most people said they would penalize drivers who broke traffic laws by increasing their premiums—including those ticketed for texting while driving. In fact, maybe even more shocking, nearly 73% of drivers said that they would penalize those pulled over for texting while ...
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  • CDC Study Finds U.S. Drivers Are Most Distracted Drivers

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Mar 19, 2013

    We all know that too many Americans drive distractedly, but a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows just how great the problem is. U.S. drivers, it seems, drive distractedly much more often than European drivers. In fact, while 20.5 percent of UK adults admit to driving while talking on a cell phone at least once in the last month (which may seem like a lot), 68.7 percent of ...
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  • Are You Liable For Sending a Text To a Friend Who Causes an Accident?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 5, 2012

    Texting behind the wheel continues to be a hot topic in the news—especially as the number of distracted driving car accidents increases across the nation. A case out of New Jersey has raised new questions regarding liability in car accidents caused by texting. Controversial Case Raises Questions on Texting In September 2009, a 19-year-old was driving home from work in his pickup truck when he lost ...
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  • Lane-Keeping Technology Could Make Roads Safer

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || May 29, 2012

    What if your car told you that it was time to take a break? Imagine if you were driving along and suddenly a voice piped up, "Warning—rest now!" Drivers of new vehicles made by manufacturers like Ford may find themselves hearing similar messages in the near future. Lane Departure Prevention The safety measure, often called "lane-keeping technology," uses cameras on places like the car's rear-view ...
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  • Is Drunk or Distracted Driving the Bigger Road Safety Threat?

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Dec 15, 2011

    Our culture has been well-aware of the dangers of drunk driving for quite some time now and are beginning to hear more of a collective outrage against distracted drivers, as well. Some argue that distracted driving is even more of a threat to safety than an intoxicated driver. What Is Distracted Driving? Simply put, distracted driving occurs anytime a driver’s attention is off of the road. Three ...
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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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