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Is San Diego safer without red light traffic cameras?

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By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert A few columns ago, I discussed our city’s decision to eliminate its red light traffic camera program. Whether you appreciate or snub red light traffic cameras, the fact is that intersection photo enforcement is intended purely to save lives, with all other benefits being, for the most [...]

Summer Driving: 5 ways to survive (and stay accident-free) in the heat

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By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Year after year, the summer season proves to be a wonderful time for families across San Diego County. Beach days, coastal drives and even day trips to Julian or Temecula’s wine country are just some of the summer essentials of living in San Diego. But despite the [...]

Car safety? There’s an app for that.

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By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Now more than ever, consumers depend on their iPhones to stay connected to the world. But smartphones and their app counterparts are much more than games or calendars – nowadays, they can even save lives thanks to a new car safety app that aims to improve driver [...]

Top 10 Crazy Traffic Laws in the USA

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By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert When it comes to the craziest traffic laws in the United States, some drivers are left scratching their head. Here are the most bizarre traffic regulations, coast-to-coast. 10. Watch for Women In Memphis and New Orleans, a woman who “attempts” to drive must have a man wave [...]

Rain-related car accidents punctuate San Diego County: Is your vehicle rain ready?

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By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Within the last week, rain showers have blanketed San Diego County, causing slippery, wet roadways and countless car accidents throughout the area. Friday was packed with weather-related accidents, causing emergency crews to be on response all over San Diego County. Friday began with reports of a jackknifed [...]

World’s first driving dogs pass human-simulated driving test

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By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Two dogs from New Zealand have passed their driver’s test after months of training behind the wheel. Porter and Monty, two cross-breed canines, were trained to drive a modified vehicle completely on their own from steering to braking to taking turns — and beyond. Both dogs were [...]

California law on dog attacks: what every pet owner needs to know

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A vicious dog attack in Fallbrook reminds dog owners to take control of their pets. Find out what you need to know about dog bites, California law, and how to be a responsible pet owner. by Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Dogs are a man’s best friend. That famous sentiment has lasted the [...]

BMW collides with skateboarder in tragic San Diego accident, claiming innocent life

Child safety in preventing a car accident

by Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert The San Diego community is mourning the Oct. 24th death of a 14-year-old boy following a tragic pedestrian accident on the residential streets of Chula Vista. According to reports, the teenager was on his skateboard when he swerved and hit the pavement in order to avoid an [...]

Kids and brain injury: what you need to know to prevent long-term damage

Kids and brain injury

by Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert When people talk about traumatic brain injury, many assume it’s the type of injury reserved for professional athletes or those who serve our country. But the truth is, brain injury can happen to anyone, and when it does, lives can be changed forever. When children get injured, [...]

100-year-old elderly driver collides into group of children, causes serious injury: tips for families with senior drivers

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Experts have long debated whether elderly drivers should be forced to retest for their driver’s license amid concerns over roadway safety. And the debate has once again unearthed itself after a 100-year-old elderly driver made headlines this week for seriously injuring a group of parents and children in Los Angeles after accidentally backing up his [...]

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  • Surf Soccer Club Academy GU9 team tops in division at 2014 Albion Cup July 25, 2014
    The Surf Soccer Club Academy GU9 team took first place in the 2014 Albion Cup (Girls U9 Cup) on July 18-21. They beat Carlsbad United’s top GU9 team in the semi-finals and went on to shut out Strikers FC in the finals, 4-0. Awesome tournament play by the entire team! […]
  • Surf Academy Select BU9 win it all at Albion Cup July 25, 2014
    San Diego Surf Academy Select BU9 won it all at the Albion Cup July 19-21! After winning their Showcase division by going unbeaten all weekend, they defeated Legends FC 4-1 in the finals on Monday. This is the second year in a row this team has won the Albion Cup. […]
  • Pushing boundaries July 24, 2014
    Few issues cause parents more distress than changes in school boundaries. Who can forget the tumult when in 2002 the Del Mar Union School District moved hundreds of families from one attendance area to another? Resentment still lingers, 12 years later. The San Dieguito Union High School District created its system of boundaries nearly 18 years ago that has w […]