Unfortunately, some people do not seem to heed the continual warnings in recent years about the dangers of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These people will still get behind the wheel of a car no matter what they have been doing immediately prior. Sometimes, auto accidents, whether in California or elsewhere, are caused by such reckless behavior, and sometimes these accidents result in fatalities. Sadly, this was the case when a two-vehicle collision caused four deaths.
Where there are large crowds of people walking near roadways, there is also the potential for multiple injuries if a vehicle veers off the road for any reason. Although a driver can lose control due to sudden illness or injury or even simply from a moment of distraction, authorities often conclude that drugs or alcohol are to blame in car accidents. Such was the case in California when a driver under the influence of drugs plowed his truck into a large crowd of people.
Many California residents enjoy walking as a mode of transportation, a leisure activity or even as a form of exercise. However, these days, it seems car accidents involving pedestrians are happening all too frequently, and often these accidents do not end well for the pedestrian. Sadly, such was the case when a young woman lost her life as a result of a hit-and-run accident in Redondo Beach.
The safest option when driving is to adhere as closely as possible to posted speed limits, yet some drivers still feel the need to speed at times. Perhaps a particular stretch of road entices them, or maybe the type of vehicle they are driving creates the urge to drive faster. However, California speed limits are posted for a reason, and sometimes drivers who ignore them cause car accidents. Unfortunately, this is what happened recently in Northridge.
Parents always want their children to make it home safely. Understandably, when teens start to drive, their parents worry that their inexperience behind the wheel could result in an accident. Unfortunately, car accidents often do take place while teenagers are driving, and the outcomes can be tragic.
A recent fatal accident in California just three days after Christmas once more illustrates the danger of a driver under the influence of any narcotic or intoxicating substance. Car accidents during the festive season are not uncommon and unfortunately often involve drugs and or alcohol. One cannot help feeling for the devastated families of the unfortunate victims.
It is a well-known fact that, once the sun sets and the night sets in, visibility decreases. The decrease in visibility makes it hard to have a clear picture of one's surroundings, but it is also more difficult for one to be seen. Nightfall is also the time of day when there is an increase in car accidents.
It is once again the time to set the clocks back one hour as we head into winter. California motorists may wonder why they feel a bit sluggish for a few days after the change, but studies have shown that the biological clock of the body is thrown off by the earlier onset of darkness and the changed waking times. Furthermore, the National Road Safety Foundation says more car accidents happen in the days after the end of daylight saving time.
Teenagers are just starting out life and have so much to live for. This is why it seems so much more tragic when teenage lives are disrupted, and maybe forever changed, due to car accidents. A recent car crash during the early hours of a Friday in October once again highlights the tragedy of it all.
Driving is an action that requires concentration, and becoming distracted while driving can be very dangerous. Anything that takes a driver's attention away from the activity at hand, namely driving, can be considered a distraction. When a driver becomes distracted, the possibility of car accidents increases.