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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release about a grant aimed at reducing speeding and aggressive driving in the state. Speeding isn’t just an issue in California, it’s a nationwide problem that contributes to thousands of injury causing and fatal crashes each year. This federal grant will go towards a yearlong safety campaign to reduce the number of collisions associated with speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors.

Aggressive Driving Statistics

  • Speed is the number one cause of crashes in the State of California.
  • In the 2013-2014 fiscal year, speed was a factor in approximately 43 percent of all fatal and injury causing crashes in the State of California.
  • During that time, 304 people were killed in speed-related crashes and 39,720 people were injured.
  • Nationwide, 9,262 people were killed in speeding-related crashes in 2014.

Reducing Speed and Aggressive Driving

The CHP’s initiative is being funded by a federal traffic safety grant known as RADARS or Regulate Aggressive Driving and Reduce Speed. Their yearlong program will focus on educating motorists about the dangers associated with aggressive driving and speeding. Also, there will be increased enforcement of aggressive driving laws across the state. The goal of RADARS is to reduce the number of fatal and injury causing crashes caused by speed and other aggressive driving behaviors by five percent. Listed below are some of the most common forms of aggressive driving.

Types of Aggressive Driving

  • Cutting off other drivers
  • Running red lights
  • Speeding
  • Weaving in and out of lanes
  • Tailgating

Aggressive Drivers and Speeding in San Diego

When drivers speed or engage in aggressive driving behaviors, it puts everybody on the road at risk for injury causing or potentially fatal crashes. Drivers are reminded to refrain from speeding, even if they’re running late. It’s not worth putting your life or the lives of others at risk. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a crash involving an aggressive driver in San Diego, along the Central Coast or in any of the nearby communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation.

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