August 2016 Archives

Wrong-way driver killed in 3-car accident

A 41-year-old California man died in a car accident at about 10 a.m. on Aug. 10. The collision took place in unincorporated Sonoma County while the decedent was traveling in the opposite direction of traffic. It is unclear why the man was driving the wrong way, but California Highway Patrol said that alcohol and drugs were not immediately ruled out as possible factors in the crash.

California safe driving initiatives and unsafe driving behavior

A nationwide initiative to improve safety among drivers may result in stronger regulation on California roads. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Administration's Operation Safe Driver Week will run from Oct. 16 - 22 with a focus on reducing unsafe behavior among motorists. The program emphasizes safety among passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles alike.

Pedestrian accidents: A look at the numbers

One of the worst sounds a person can hear is the sound of one car's metal crushing and tearing the metal, plastic and glass of another motor vehicle. What makes it truly awful is the real possibility that the noise will include the sounds of people being injured. No motor vehicle collision is more likely to involve serious injuries or fatalities than when a car or truck strikes a pedestrian. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says anyone who is on foot is a pedestrian, whether that person is walking or running, standing or sitting. 


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