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Bicycles, Motorized Scooters, and Pedestrians, Oh My…

If you’ve been walking Downtown, you might already be aware of the battle for space on our sidewalks, a battle that pits bicycles and motor scooters against pedestrians. And as you can imagine, anytime a pedestrian goes up against a vehicle of any sort, even a bicycle, the pedestrian is the loser. Read the rest »

Parking Lots: the Unsung Pedestrian Crash Zone

As pedestrians in Southern California, we’re trained to watch out for danger when walking down busy streets or crossing intersections. But people are unaware that one of the most threatening spots for pedestrians is a…PARKING LOT. With so many people getting in and out of cars, and so many vehicles turning around tight corners and backing up, collisions can come from any direction if you aren’t careful. Read the rest »

What to Do After a Segway Accident

The Segway, a two-wheeled, self-balancing personal vehicle invented by Dean Kamen in the early 2000s, is a convenient and innovative form of travel. It has become especially popular as workplace transport for military, police, warehouse, and emergency medical personnel. It is also common for individual use in urban areas and gated communities around the country. Read the rest »

Welcome to “The Future”

“We’ve got to keep our eye on the future,” Mr. Dan Harris profoundly uttered while delivering the keynote at a meeting of business leaders in the San Diego area. “The growth of Southern California depends on keeping our young people here, giving them desirable work opportunities, and making sure they don’t go away to Denver or Austin or Atlanta or Seattle. We’ve got to keep our young, creative class here, in San Diego and L.A., and all parts in between. They are the lifeblood of our economy.” When Mr. Harris gave this speech in 2003 he was 72 years old. Read the rest »

Walking and Parking: Trickier Than You Think

If you have the following on your list of “things to do” on your next vacation—Balboa Park, La Jolla Cove, SeaWorld, the country’s best zoo, and the air and space museum—then it sounds like you’re planning a visit to beautiful San Diego. The first thing you’ll notice, and quite possibly a major reason you’re visiting this SoCal gem, is the exquisite weather we have here.

And while you and the family are ready to jump head-first into some fun in the sun, there are a couple of major aspects of California law that you should keep in mind so that your trip doesn’t veer away from the sunny beaches and into a court of law. Read the rest »

Drivers vs. Pedestrians – Who Wins?

“So I’m driving along under the speed limit, aware that I’m in a heavily populated shopping district, completely sober and alert, hands at 10 and 2 — the very model of a safe driver — when all of the sudden this guy walks out in front of me. I slammed on the brakes and swerved, hitting a parked car, and got rear-ended by the guy behind me. By the time I settled down from the initial shock and got my bearings, the pedestrian who walked out in front of me was gone, and the guy who rear-ended me was screaming like crazy at me. Somehow I got stuck with the bill!” Read the rest »

San Diego Pedestrian Injuries from Hit-and-Run Accidents

Just after 1 a.m. on a recent morning in San Diego, two young men, ages 23 and 25, were walking across a quiet street when their lives were changed forever. A four-door sedan was recklessly speeding down the avenue going the wrong way. The car struck the two unsuspecting young men, and, according to the San Diego Police Department, the car never stopped. Read the rest »

Gotta Catch ‘Em All…Gonna Catch a Fall! Why the Pokemon Go Craze Could Lead to Injuries

The creators of Pokemon Go know the potential danger the app has by warning gamers to be aware of their surroundings

So, how did you spend your weekend? Did you happen to take a walk or even a drive through your neighborhood and notice anything different? Did you notice small groups of people huddled together repeatedly glancing at their phones? Did you notice people seemingly oblivious to their surroundings wandering around while playing some sort of game on a mobile device? Do you STILL notice this happening around your work and home??? Read the rest »

La Jolla Man Suffers Paralyzing Attack in New Orleans

Hit and Run AccidentOne La Jolla resident discovered recently that you don’t have to be in a car to be a victim of road rage. The 64-year old man, known for his love of music, dancing, and spending time in the Big Easy, was recently attacked in a New Orleans road rage incident. Read the rest »

Carlsbad Boulevard Gets More Pedestrian Safety Features

Carlsbad Pedestrian Safety The city of Carlsbad is installing several safety features on Carlsbad Boulevard including four rectangular rapid flashing beacon lights along the road, which will be completed by the end of this month. According to a report in The Coast News, the signs on the boulevard will light up when a pedestrian pushes a button, bringing more attention to the crosswalk and alerting motorists to stop. Read the rest »

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