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“In 2015, 301 of the 1,542 passenger vehicle occupants killed in two-vehicle crashes with a tractor-trailer died when their vehicles struck the side of a tractor-trailer.” The government should require all semi-trucks to have a side guardrail that could prevent cars from traveling beneath the truck on impact. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway…

On Wednesday afternoon, an enraged driver rammed into a parking enforcement officer’s vehicle and injured that person. According to NBC San Diego News Channel Seven, the incident happened on Prospect Street near Eads Avenue in La Jolla. Initial reports indicate that a driver became enraged about getting a parking ticket, so he rammed into the…

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently published their findings and comparison of rural and urban traffic fatalities. The NHTSA analyzed data regarding fatal crashes in urban and rural areas and a variety of factors including time of day, speed, alcohol, restraint use, rollover crashes, driver characteristics and non-occupants. They found that although only…

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The National Safety Council (NSC) is raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving this month. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the NSC is hoping to empower motorists to put safety first and just drive. They have a variety of educational resources available for parents, teens, employers and drivers of all ages….

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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is currently observing National Telecommunicators’ Week by recognizing the importance of their public safety dispatchers. This year, National Telecommunicators’ Week runs from April 9-15. The CHP is honoring the life-saving services and assistance that public safety dispatchers provide to the community and to law enforcement agencies. CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow…

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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release about their participation in National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. During the month of April, the CHP, the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and Impact Teen Drivers (ITD) in addition to other community partners and law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be raising awareness…

Mardi Gras safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their Mardi Gras-themed safety campaign aimed at preventing drunk driving. This year’s slogan, “Don’t Let Fat Tuesday Turn Into Sorry Wednesday,” is all about raising awareness about the consequences of drunk driving. In addition to the very real danger of potentially being involved in an…

Ryan Hollingshead

A Major League Soccer player, Ryan Hollingshead, was hit by a car while assisting another vehicle that had wrecked on the side of the road. According to FC Dallas, Hollingshead was struck directly by another car and he suffered three cervical vertebrae fractures and will be in a neck brace for approximately 8 weeks. Luckily, the…

Last night on the I-805, a red Jeep was spotted driving down the wrong side of the freeway. The driver of the Jeep was heading Northbound on the South I-805 when it crashed into a silver Honda sedan. The Honda sedan went down an embankment, while the Jeep had hit the center divider and overturned….

A pedestrian was hit Sunday in Santa Cruz, and the driver fled the scene. The accident occurred on Highway 1 on River Street and Mission Street. NBC Bay Area News stated, “The victim, a 20-year-old University of California at Santa Cruz student, was crossing Highway 1 and was not in the crosswalk when a vehicle…

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