SAN DIEGO (CNS) - State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones stopped in San Diego Wednesday to urge teen drivers to be safe over the summer and avoid unnecessary risks that could lead to auto accidents.
He said the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the most dangerous for young people in vehicles.
"With today being the first of day summer, most teens are on break from school, and this time also represents one of the deadliest time periods for teen drivers, who have the highest percentage of auto crashes of any drivers," Jones said at the Automobile Club office in Mission Valley. "That's why it is important for parents, teachers -- all of us -- to regularly take the time and
educate our kids about becoming safe drivers and learning crash avoidance techniques."
Auto Club spokeswoman Alice Bisno said the four days around the July 4 holiday are among the most deadly for teens. The fatality rate for a 16- or 17-year-old driver rises 44 percent when there is another person younger than 21 in the vehicle, she said.
Jones reminded teens to drive defensively, keep their speed within posted limits and less at night or in bad weather, maintain safe distances from other cars, wear seatbelts, drive sober and, if you're a passenger, riding only with sober drivers.
A gas line break in downtown has prompted area businesses to evacuate. The break was reported around 1 p.m. and is located near Fifth Avenue and E Street.
One week ago as diners packed restaurants in a Kearny Mesa a shooting broke out in the parking lot of a strip mall on Convoy Street.
Skies across San Diego County are mostly clear and will stay that way through the early Saturday. This will result in another night of tumbling temps into early Saturday morning.
The first phase of the city of San Diego's ordinance banning polystyrene foam and single-use plastics will go into effect on Saturday.
A pothole here. A pothole there. The City of San Diego says it has seen a spike in reports of potholes due to recent winter storms.
Hundreds of San Diego State students are dancing the night away Friday as part of a 15-hour dance marathon which will end Saturday morning.
The owner of an Ocean Beach sandwich shop is sharing surveillance video of a man he says stole the employees tip jar.
The National Weather Service on has issued a frost advisory from 10 p.m., Friday to 9 a.m., Saturday for the inland valleys of San Diego.