CHP Gets Grant to Put The Brakes on Speeders
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued a press release about a grant that’s going to help “Put The Brakes” on speed crashes. Crashes caused by speeding and other types of aggressive driving are all too common on roadways in California and throughout the nation. This grant funding, provided from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will go towards focusing additional resources on reducing speeding related crashes on roadways in the State of California.
Regulate Aggressive Driving and Reduce Speed
Starting on October 1, 2020, the CHP implemented the Regulate Aggressive Driving and Reduce Speed V (RADARS) grant. The major goal of this program is decreasing the number of people injured and killed in crashes involving speeding. In addition to public safety campaigns, the CHP will also be stepping up enforcement efforts during the entire 12-month duration of this grant-funded program.
Speeding Crashes in California
According to the CHP, in federal fiscal year 2017-18, speed was a factor in approximately 31 percent of all fatal and injury causing crashes in California. During that time, 547 people were killed and almost 90,000 were injured in more than 61,000 speed-related wrecks across the state. Thankfully, crashes involving speeding are completely preventable. Drivers are urged to obey all speed limits and to remember to drive a safe speed for the conditions of the road at all times.
Speeding Accidents on The Rise
Unfortunately, we’ve actually seen an increase in high-speed driving crashes in California since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drivers are being reminded that they still need to observe and follow all posted speed limits, even if there are fewer vehicles on the roads, and after any kind of car accident caused by a speeding driver, it’s a good idea to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a speeding or aggressive driver in San Diego or anywhere in Southern California, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.