The vehicle involved got reported for speeding. It’s unclear if other cars got involved in the crash. The 2003 GMC Serra pickup truck did come to a stop. In fact, it stopped off the right side of the road at the on and off ramp.
Sunday at 8:44 am I5 southbound and SR162 crash turned fatal. The crash caused one vehicle to overturn at impact. One vehicle police identified as a light colored Lexis SUV. Three vehicles in fact collided and two remain unidentified.
The simple answer is booze. People drink much more alcohol on St. Paddy’s day and those around it. This is even more so if it is over a weekend. Since St. Patrick’s Day is a Friday this year keep an eye out for drunk drivers.
Furthermore, we have a chance to do it right. Taking our time and allowing the tech to prove itself is the best possibility. Just because it is shiny doesn’t make it ready for primetime.
There’s a reason many cities outlawed the app. It provides an unnecessary risk for others on the road and passengers.
So drivers need to stay alert in order to avoid dangerous spots on the road. In this case, they need to watch for debris, other vehicles, and warning road signs. All across California, the days of rain caused havoc. Since the ground’s over saturated, trees falling and some roads damaged.
Each person can lobby their lawmakers for more oversight. This can include state agencies as well as for public safety.
See the map below for some of the worst traffic zones in and around the city. This map shows just one portion of the potential traffic, which ebbs and flows.
The effort has a number of pieces of advice for drivers. This includes reducing cell phone use. It also includes lower rates of racing. It also calls for drivers to look directly at walkers before going further.
Every parent should speak to their children about the dangers of cell phone use while behind the wheel. No one wants to see their family torn apart. Together, we can reduce the number of crashes. Snapchat is just the start.