Thursday, September 27, 2012

No driver DUI? What? California approves testing regulations and safety standards for the driverless cars on California's public roads


Can you be arrested for DUI if you were not in the car but you were operating the car from your home, lawyers now wonder?   
That may be the latest attorney issue after this new California law which approves testing regulations and safety standards for the driverless cars on California's public roads.
The new California law was pushed through by Google.  American manufacturers are already looking at designs, at Ford and Cadillac.
The new California law requires backup safety systems in case the self-driving software or hardware fails. 
Such  California cars must have the ability to come to a stop if the human driver cannot take over during an emergency, and it must record at least half a minute of sensor data at any given time in case of accidents or collisions on the road. 
California's law requires DMV to adopt new regulations for licensing, bonding, testing and operating autonomous vehicles by Jan. 1, 2015. 
The new California law authorizes the DMV to impose added requirements on autonomous vehicles that don't have a human in the driver's seat.
A number of California vehicles already have self-parking systems or anti-collision detection technology similar to what self-driving cars might feature. 
A European test of a "road train" of cars that follow a single lead truck also hints at the future when many autonomous cars may also "talk" wirelessly with one another to ensure road safety and smooth driving.

Friday, September 7, 2012

San Diego California Checkpoints trapping drunk drivers in San Diego Friday and again Saturday but exact locations will not be released in advance, attorneys are told. Email rick@sandiegodui.com with precise locations, please. Then those danger spots can be posted at this San Diego County DUI Law Center free service.



California drivers convicted of DUI expose themselves to jail time, license suspension action, and many costs & fees, including fines, lawyer charges and expenses totalling in excess of $10,000.

California DUI checkpoints purportedly reduce deaths of persons and injuries in DUI or alcohol-related crashes and heighten alertness & awareness of the dangers of impaired driving, attorneys are told by cops.

San Diego's friday and saturday night roadblocks and DUI checkpoints from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. both weekend nights, according to local lawyers.

San Diego California Checkpoints trapping drunk drivers in San Diego Friday and again Saturday but exact locations will not be released in advance, attorneys are told. Email rick@sandiegodui.com with precise locations, please. Then those danger spots can be posted at this San Diego County DUI Law Center free service.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

28 California DUI arrests from San Diego drunk driving checkpoints in downtown Gaslamp, Pacific Beach and U.S. Border area roadblocks

San Diego California DUI Police trapped Labor Day motorists with 3 DUI county checkpoints, attorneys announced today.

Monday, September 3rd at 2400 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach checkpoint trapped thousands of weekend lovers from 4:00 pm through just after 11:00 pm resulting in only 6 San Diego DUI arrests. 3,369 vehicles were trapped by this California drunk driving roadblock. 1,818 motorists met sniffing San Diego DUI officers. Twenty-six went to secondary for drunk driving testing. 8 vehicles were impounded with 1 arrest arising out of an outstanding California DUI warrant.

Saturday, September 1st met Mexico lovers at 600 East San Ysidro Boulevard, San Ysidro, California. This San Diego area drunk driving roadblock left no option for motorists from 11:45 p.m. through just after 4:00 a.m., closing time in Tijuana. 333 vehicles could not avoid this California DUI checkpoint. 325 were sniffed at by drunk driving border area cops. 23 motorists faced secondary and FST evaluation. 11 San Diego DUI arrests. 11 vehicles impounded.

Friday, August 31st downtown trapped folks leaving the Gaslamp San Diego at 1500 First Avenue, just north of Beech. This DUI roadblock began just after 10:00 pm and waited till after 3 a.m. to trap 2,074 vehicles. 1,311 drivers were sniffed by DUI officers. 37 motorists detained for a drunk driving evaluations. 11 San Diego DUI arrests came out of this checkpoint. 12 vehicles impounded.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

7 California DUI arrests at checkpoints in Encinitas and Imperial Beach and no drunk driving arrests in Santee, Labor Day Weekend Attorneys announce.

On Sunday, 9-2-12, San Diego County California Avoid 14 Task Force staged a DUI sobriety checkpoint at apx. 8756 Mast Blvd in the City of Santee:

16 vehicles were sent into secondary DUI screening.

1 field sobriety test was administered on a San Diego driver.

No arrests were made for DUI so no lawyer will be needed.

At Palm Av & 9th St, Imperial Beach, California DUI cops from the Imperial Beach Sheriff’s station conducted a driving under the influence/driver’s license Checkpoint on Saturday, September 01, 2012 from 8:30 PM to 2:30 AM:



VEHICLES CONTACTED: 803

VEHICLES THROUGH WITHOUT CONTACT: 62

TOTAL VEHICLES THROUGH: 865

VEHICLES SENT INTO SECONDARY: 44

FST GIVEN: 10

DUI ALCOHOL ARREST TOTAL: 2



On 8/31/2012 commencing at 7:30 pm through 9/1/12 at 1:30 am, deputies from the Encinitas Patrol Station Traffic Unit conducted a Driver's License/DUI Checkpoint in the City of Encinitas. The checkpoint was set up in the 1800 block of South Coast Highway 101, and resulted in the following:

Total Cars through the Checkpoint: 833

Total Cars into the Checkpoint: 396

Cars Sent to Secondary for Evaluation: 36

DUI Evaluations: 12

DUI Arrests: 5



These drunk driving roadblocks can be found here at this free listing service provided by San Diego County DUI Law Center. The stated public purpose of these San Diego California DUI checkpoint is to remove impaired and/or unlicensed drivers from the roadway, public education and deterrence thereby increasing the safety awareness, say lawyers. MADD volunteers assisted at the checkpoints by handing out DUI information to the motorists. The San Diego California DUI roadblocks were funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, attorneys are told.