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Is San Diego safer without red light traffic cameras?

Injury attorney for red light runner

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

Car Accident Attorney in La Jolla

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


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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  • Author, illustrator to launch new children’s book at Solana Beach Library August 30, 2014
    Meet author Tonton Jim and illustrator E. Felix Lyon as they launch “Harold and the Hot Rod” (Hound’s Glenn Series Book Two) at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Solana Beach Library. There will be readings from the book, illustration demonstrations, Q & A with the author, illustrator and publisher, and refreshments and door prizes. […]
  • San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Rick Schmitt’s Monthly Update August 30, 2014
    On behalf of our Board of Trustees, I want to welcome you and our 12,400-plus students to the 2014-15 academic year. The start of a new school year is always exciting. We have spent the summer eagerly preparing for your student’s return on Aug. 26 and look forward to sharing new learning experiences with each of you. For parents/guardians whose students are […]
  • To your health: 5 questions to ask your new doctor August 30, 2014
    At some point, nearly everyone will need to choose a new physician, perhaps because of a change in insurance, a move to a new city, or simply a feeling that it is time to make a switch. Your relationship with your physician is perhaps one of the most important in your life, and you want a provider who is not only highly knowledgeable and experienced, but als […]