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Contact Our Office If You Have Suffered An Injury In Scripps Ranch

Scripps Ranch is a community in the northeastern part of San Diego. The city is named after E.W. Scripps, the original owner of 400 acres that was later expanded to 1,200 acres located just east of Interstate 15 and south of Poway. Scripps Ranch residents enjoy boating and fishing at Miramar Reservoir. The community is well known in Southern California for its beautiful eucalyptus trees, particularly along Pomerado Road. The combination of walk-able neighborhoods, favorable weather and beautiful scenery, attracts both residents and visitors to activities such as cycling and boating in Scripps Ranch. Scripps Ranch is generally regarded as a safe community, but accidents inevitably do occur. Many of the young people in the community enjoy skateboarding and other activities. State laws and local ordinances require all persons under the age of 18 to wear a helmet if they are riding on a bicycle, skateboard, motorcycle, scooter or roller…
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Are Hands-Free Cell Phone Devices Safer?

Many drivers believe that hands-free devices and apps for cell phones, such as blue-tooth and voice-to-text are a safe alternative to talking or texting on your phone while driving, but is that really true? “Hands-free is not risk-free, even though three out of four motorists believe it is,” said Peter Kissinger, CEO of AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, according to CBS News 8 in San Diego. “We know now that devices like voice-detect or voice-to-email systems can create substantial mental distractions, which can lead to degradation of driving performance.” Anything that diverts a driver’s attention from the road is distracted driving—talking, eating, grooming, controlling a pet, etc. It is best to lock your phone up in the glove box or trunk while driving to avoid the temptation. “You can literally look at something and not see it,” said Kissinger. “We have seen that situation occur in the real world. We…
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Proposed Legislation Will Limit Truck Weight

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) has proposed the Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act of 2013—legislation that will impose federal weight limits on commercial trucks to state highway systems. Currently, federal regulations set an 80,000-weight limit on trucks traveling on interstates, but individual states can choose to set their own limit—or none—on their road systems. Maine, for example, allows trucks weighing up to 100,000. “Truck crash victims and survivors and the safety community laud Senator Lautenberg’s steadfast leadership to protect motorists and trucks drivers on our highways,” said former NHTSA Administrator Joan Claybrook. “The Senator’s introduction of the Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act, which will freeze current truck size and weight limits, will lead toward saving countless lives and preventing lifelong debilitation injuries for many. Senator Lautenberg continues to ‘fight the good fight’ to improve our nation’s truck safety policies, and the American public will be spared from paying with…
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