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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Aline Miranda on February 16, 2019

New “infotainment” technology in vehicles is causing more drivers to become more distracted than ever before. Many believe hands-free devices and dashboard “infotainment” systems are safe because they are provided by vehicle manufacturers, but research shows these technologies lead to the same cognitive distraction and inattention blindness as a hand held device.

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Commissioner Issues Regulations Prohibiting Gender Discrimination In Automobile Insurance Rates

By Aline Miranda on February 15, 2019

The California Department of Insurance issued a new regulation prohibiting the use of gender in setting personal automobile insurance rates in California.

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The Unexpected Costs of Drowsy Driving

By Aline Miranda on March 9, 2018

Ben DiMaggio is a researcher for sleep science and health organization Tuck.com. Ben specializes in investigating how sleep, and sleep deprivation, affect public health and safety. Ben lives in Portland, Oregon. His worst sleep habit is checking his email right before bed.

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Help Prevent Distracted Driving

By Aline Miranda on October 30, 2017

The number of accidents caused by distracted driving is growing due to increased popularity of mobile devices. Texting while driving or checking social media while driving has led to injury and loss of life in many accidents. Recent statistics provided by the Federal Communications Commission is a sobering reality check.

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Tips for Driving in Bad Weather

By Aline Miranda on October 25, 2017

As we look forward to the holiday season and cozy weather, we must remain careful and alert when driving in bad weather. In 2016, San Diego received 8.18 inches of rainfall. While this does not compare to many cities across the United States, it is likely you may be out of town visiting loved ones in cities that receive much heavier rainfall or even snow. It is best to remind yourself of safe driving practices if you are forced to drive in bad weather conditions.

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The Top 10 Reasons People Get Injured While Driving

By Aline Miranda on August 31, 2017

Every time you drive your car you risk your life and others around you due to the decisions you make. Whether your decision involves breaking a law or just not being aware of the road, here are some of the top 10 reasons why people get injured in car accidents.

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Car Crashes Are No Accident

By Aline Miranda on December 16, 2016

Motor vehicle collision injuries and fatalities are soaring at a rate not seen in 50 years. To help fight this deadly trend, some safety advocates think we should stop calling them accidents. A growing number of safety advocates are campaigning to change the way we talk about car crashes because they say calling them accidents trivializes the single most common cause: Risky behavior, like speeding or texting while driving.

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California Expands Hands-Free Cellphone Law

By Aline Miranda on September 28, 2016

Gov. Brown recently signed AB 1785 which will significantly expand California’s restrictions on using your cell phone while driving. The new law will go into effect on January 1, 2017.

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Reckless and Distracted Driving is the #1 Cause of Teen Death

By Aline Miranda on September 14, 2016

Teen deaths resulting from reckless or distracted driving has become a major health epidemic and it is 100% PREVENTABLE. Impact Teen Drivers is a non-profit group dedicated to saving lives by educating and empowering teens to drive smarter and safer.

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Am I Automatically At Fault for a Rear-End Collision?

By Aline Miranda on October 22, 2015

Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of car crashes, and can range in severity from minor fender-benders to major collisions. In nearly all cases, the insurance companies will assign fault to the rear driver, as they have an obligation to leave a safe distance in front of them. In some instances, however, the rear driver may be only partially at fault, or may have a claim against another driver themselves.

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