The weekday lunch crowd at a Laguna Hills restaurant received an unwelcome surprise when a car crashed through a window and into the dining area recently.
Different states have varying systems of graduated warnings and punishments for drivers who are convicted of traffic violations. Typically, these systems work by assigning "points" to a person's driving record. The nature of the infraction or conviction will determine the number of points assessed. When points reach a certain number in a given period of time, the state imposes sanctions on the driver.
The prospect of street racing has a glamorous appeal to many young drivers. The popularity of movies like "Fast and Furious" and its sequels, which depict heroes and villains resolving conflicts by racing expensive and luxurious cars is iconic of this dangerous subculture.
In some situations, even the briefest moments of inattention or confusion have the potential to escalate into dangerous situations. This recently proved to be true in Fresno County where a collision between a tanker truck and a school bus full of children took place.