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SDG&E not liable for serious injury, jury says

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Every employee has the right to be safe on the job. But, despite the safety requirements set in place by OSHA – the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, some occupations still put employees at risk. And the stakes become higher – and more complicated – when the lines of responsibility are blurred.

Self-driving car technology approved for road use in California

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by Michael Pines, San Diego’s Accident & Injury Prevention Expert In a landmark decision this week, self-driving car technology has been approved for road use in the state of California — an announcement that may prevent car accidents and injury while potentially saving hundreds of thousands of lives yearly. “I had the pleasure of going [...]

BMW recall: safety regulators find 16 crashes, five injuries in latest probe

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by Michael Pines, San Diego’s Accident and Injury Prevention Expert People who drive luxury vehicles have come to expect a certain level of increased safety and reduced car accident injury risk among the usual realm of creature comforts found in expensive cars today. But after BMW announced a 1.3 million vehicle recall last month, many [...]

Vehicle technology: Are driverless cars an inevitable part of our future roadways?

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by Michael Pines, San Diego’s Accident and Injury Prevention Expert As car technology advances, the stakes can increase as well. At least that’s what experts say about driverless cars — a new type of vehicle programmed to operate without a human driver. Google, Audi, and Volvo have all taken turns in developing what experts say [...]

Distracted driving in San Diego: a rising epidemic?

by Michael Pines, San Diego’s Accident & Injury Expert Car accidents in San Diego are often unavoidable depending on the circumstance. For instance, if you are hit by a drunk driver, there is very little that could have been done to avoid the accident. Or, if there is a traffic light malfunction or faulty roadway, [...]

Coast Guard reminds San Diego of safe travels despite Costa Concordia accident

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by Michael Pines, San Diego’s Injury & Accident Prevention Expert The Costa Concordia accident sent waves of concern for vacationers worldwide as the massive cruiseliner rammed into a rocky coastline just off the island of Giglio in Italy on Jan. 13, eventually sinking to the bottom of the sea. Nearly 20 people are still missing [...]

San Diego ranks highest in DUI offenses throughout nation

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by Michael Pines, San Diego’s Accident & Injury Prevention Expert San Diego is well-known for sunshine, beaches, and ideal weather. But now, according to a new study, America’s Finest City may have a new moniker now that it tops the nation as the city with the highest occurrences of DUI citations. Drunken driving is a [...]

Thanksgiving road travel to increase in Southern California: tips for safe travel this holiday season

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by Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Expert Even though fuel costs are higher this Thanksgiving than last year, nearly 3.3 million Southern Californians are expected to hit the highways in pursuit of holiday tradition – a 4.1% increase over last year, the Auto Club of Southern California reports. Drivers can expect crowding on freeways and [...]

Investigation into San Diego SUV rollover accident reminds young drivers to take it slow

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by Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert It’s been more than a year since a tragic teen rollover car accident affected three San Diegans, in addition to injuring more than a dozen people and killing four others. Now, the California Highway Patrol has completed its year-long investigation into the accident, and despite the series [...]

Drivers express skepticism over emerging vehicle technology

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by Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Vehicle vocabulary such as GPS, airbags, and anti-lock brakes often ring familiar to most drivers across the United States. But words like electronic stability control, lane departure warnings, and rear-parking sensors can often garner a look of bewilderment, so a MetLife study suggests after concluding that Americans [...]

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  • Del Mar couple to present program about Bhutan at Solana Beach Library September 1, 2014
    Join cultural anthropologist and photographer Roger Harmon and his wife, Nancy, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Solana Beach Library for a free presentation of their travels to Bhutan through slides and artifacts. […]
  • Carmel Valley Boy Scouts climb Mount Whitney September 1, 2014
    Several boys from Boy Scout Troop 765 (Carmel Valley) made the climb to the tallest peak in the contiguous 48 states this summer. They spent the summer hiking the tallest peaks of Southern California, preparing for their hike of Mount Whitney. These peaks included Mount Baldy, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio. The boys made the 22-mile round-trip tr […]
  • Multimillion-dollar renovation complete at Hilton San Diego Del Mar September 1, 2014
    Hilton San Diego Del Mar announces the completion of its multimillion-dollar renovation. Funded by Wheelock Street Capital and Sage Hospitality, the hotel’s completed renovation includes the lobby, business center, fitness center, restaurant, meeting spaces and all 257 guest rooms. “This renovation has truly transformed the Hilton San Diego Del Mar property, […]