On Oct. 5, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released estimates regarding the number of deaths on roadways across the nation during the first half of 2016. Statistics showed that the number of fatalities for the first six months increased by about 10 percent over the same period in 2015. The agency's findings indicate that 2016 could see the largest percentage increase in vehicle-related deaths in about 50 years, and California motorists should take heed.
A multi-vehicle California crash on Oct. 3 left one person dead. Authorities say that they do not know what caused the crash although weather was not a factor.