Two people were injured when their vehicle veered off the road in Santa Barbara. The accident occurred on a windy/curvy road, Gibraltar Road around 7 p.m. The Santa Barbara Fire Battalion told Noozhawk, The vehicle was headed downhill when the driver apparently miscalculated a turn, drove off the roadway, and ended up in some brush…

overloaded vehicle causes accident

  The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has recently issued a press release reminding motorists to secure loads before traveling. Traveling with unsecured loads isn’t just unsafe. It’s illegal. Private motorists and commercial drivers are being reminded of the importance of properly securing their loads, no matter how far the trip is. At the least,…

car accident seatbelt

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently raising awareness about the importance of buckling up for every trip, every time. It’s not just about avoiding a ticket. Their slogan, “The Life Saved Could be Yours” is all about calling attention to the most effective way motorists and passenger vehicle occupants can protect themselves…

Elderly Driver

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Drivewell Toolkit for older adults has important educational resources for senior drivers and their families. The NHTSA, along with the American Society on Aging (ASA), have developed this toolkit to improve driver safety with a specific focus on the challenges facing older adult drivers on U.S. roadways. The…

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Katherine Berman, wife of a long-time ESPN broadcaster, Chris Berman, died in a car accident in Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon. Ms. Berman collided with an elderly man, Edward Bertulis, and both drivers did not survive. According to ABC News, “Both vehicles were traveling in the same direction on a two-lane road when Kathy Berman’s car…

A bicyclist, Amado Johnson, was killed by a suspected designated drunk driver in Oxnard on Tuesday afternoon. The suspected DUI driver is recognized as Sean Patrick Donovan from Ventura. Donovan was driving on Victoria Avenue and collided with the bicyclist near Gum Tree Street. The police arrived on the accident scene and found the bicyclist…

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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…

A family was hit by a drunk driver in San Ysidro while driving home from Disneyland. The husband and wife were on their way home around 10:30 p.m. and were at the intersection of Dairy Mart Road and Camino De La Plaza when they were hit by the suspected drunk driver. Ten News reported on…

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We are all guilty of checking a text, writing an email, or even checking a social media account while driving. Soon, police may have a tool to confirm if you were illegally using your phone while driving. NPR reported on an innovative technology that will allow police to use the device to crack into phones…

traffic

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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