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San Diego County is described as a major transportation hub since it’s located between Mexico and the state of California. This is why it’s no surprise that it’s a place where thousands of car accidents happen every year. These roads are highly congested and dangerous and bad car crashes involving all types of vehicles can be seen daily throughout San Diego and the entire surrounding area.

If you live in this area, you might be interested in the exact reasons for these accidents so that you can become aware and help protect yourself and your loved ones from any unwanted pain, suffering, or financial loss.

Some types of car accidents happen more frequently than others, and in this article, we’ll take a look at what types of car accidents are statistically prevalent in San Diego.

Drunk Driving

Many fatal car accidents involve drunk drivers and although the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol are well-known, millions of drivers continue to cause car accidents because of this, endangering their own lives and the lives of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. In fact, in 2013 alone, the California DMV reported that there were 1,197 alcohol-related crash fatalities and 23,178 crash injuries associated with alcohol use.

If you or a loved one has been involved in such an accident, know that it’s a serious offense and get immediately in contact with an experienced San Diego car accident lawyer to inform you of your legal rights and guide you in the right direction.

The number of drunk driving accidents is startlingly high and a constant problem in San Diego. As the blood alcohol level increases, the eyes and body’s ability to cooperate decreases. 

Alcohol numbs the central nervous system and the interaction between muscles and nerves worsens. It becomes more difficult to make soft, precise movements causing drunk drivers to cause crashes and they’re also more prone to doing a hit-and-run.

Read-End Accidents

One of the most common types of car accidents in San Diego and cities across the Golden State are rear-end accidents. Although many insurance companies treat rear-end accidents as a minor affair, even at low speed, rear-end crashes can cause serious injuries to the neck and back. Any combination of speeding, tailgating, and distracted driving can cause rear-end accidents, which involve not paying adequate attention and running red lights.

Many people involved in such accidents assume they don’t need a lawyer but this isn’t always the case. However, at-fault drivers and insurers know to do their best to get out of paying you a fair settlement and this is why you should seek a legal expert to make sure your interests are protected.

Speeding

Speeding is an enormous problem in San Diego and in 2015, a total of 4,189 speed-related crashes were registered according to data gathered by researchers at UC-Berkeley. Traveling at a high and unsafe speed is the most common cause of serious damage being inflicted on those involved in such accidents.

Driving at an uncontrolled speed opens up possibilities for different types of collisions. The faster a vehicle moves, the less time drivers have to correct mistakes. This is the main reason why speeding results in high-impact collisions which lead to catastrophic injuries and fatalities.

Red Light Accidents

Although it’s not uncommon to see someone running a red light on the streets of San Diego, red-light running is considered one of the most serious causes of devastating car crashes. It happens when a driver fails to come to a complete stop at a red light and broadsides an oncoming vehicle.

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By: Darryl
Title: Most Frequent Types of Car Accidents in San Diego
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/75493/most-frequent-types-of-car-accidents-in-san-diego
Published Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 13:55:07 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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