It's no surprise that San Diego is known for having great weather. Not only is it sunny and beautiful, but most days' average in the seventies without too much humidity. This perfect combination was recently recognized in an article in USA Today. The article did more than compliment San Diego on its great weather; it included the city as one of the best in the United States for bikers.
One California community is considering banning pit bulls. Pit bulls are considered by at least one authority to be the most aggressive dog. Unfortunately, certain breeds of dogs have been bred to fight.
Under California law, drivers are required to stop after they are involved in a car accident in order to render aid if possible as well as wait for authorities to arrive. Unfortunately, it was recently reported that fatal hit-and-runs are on the rise across the country and many major cities are seeing increases in hit-and-run collisions.
As many people are aware, there have been many safety concerns regarding a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu. Bicyclists and motorists share the narrow roadway together, and there have been reports that the conditions simply are not safe. On Wednesday, a bicyclist was struck by a truck on that stretch.
A lawsuit was filed on Wednesday, Sept. 25 naming the Obama administration for failing to enforce a legal promise made by Congress nearly six years ago. That promise came in the form of a law passed in 2007. That law created a 2011 deadline for the Transportation Department to put into place a requirement that car manufacturers include a backup warning device on every vehicle they make.
Around 4:20 a.m. today, authorities shut down State Route 78 in San Pasqual after a semi truck overturned.
The commercial trucking industry is very highly regulated. When trucking companies or truckers overlook safety regulations, the results can be tragic.
We have discussed the risks of distracted driving quite a bit in this San Diego Personal Injury blog. Talking on cellphones, putting makeup on behind the wheel and toying with navigation systems causes dangerous car accidents resulting in injuries frequently in California. A new study, however, says that pedestrians, too, may be to blame for a number of distraction-related accidents.
California readers may be surprised to discover that as many as 40 percent of those who volunteer as designated drivers still choose to consume alcohol before getting behind the wheel. Approximately one-fifth of designated drivers actually drink to the point of impairment, according to a recent study from the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Reality television star Kendra Wilkinson was hospitalized but sustained only minor injuries in a car accident in California recently. The television personality told fans that she was in shock and experiencing some soreness after being involved in the car accident. No one else was reported to have been injured and it is not clear what the causes of the accident were.