A story in the East Bay Times will have marijuana naysayers crying, "I told you so" about the dangers of legalization. Now there's another way (in addition to alcohol and texting) for people to be impaired or distracted while driving.
"If she had a three-point seat belt, she would have survived like the other family members."
The buzz around self-driving cars has everyone excited - and some worried.
The Takata airbag problem caused "the biggest recall in US history," according to Business Insider, with seemingly every major brand forced to recall vehicles (look to the bottom of this post to see the list). All told, a staggering 30 million vehicles have been recalled.
Far too many car crashes in California involve impaired drivers. For all the potential causes of a car accident, driving while intoxicated is one that can be controlled by those who choose to consume alcohol. Families who are unfortunate enough to have their lives turned upside down by the poor choices of a drunk driver should never have to endure such senseless pain, but, time and again, too many are forced to do so. Recently, a man has been accused here in California of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after another man's life was lost in a wrong-way car accident.
Some car crashes leave authorities with numerous questions in the early stages of investigations. Whether that is due to lack of witnesses or a lack of apparent contributing factors, sometimes it takes authorities longer to reconstruct some accidents. So seems to be the case with a California accident that left three people dead and one with serious injuries.
Fatal car crashes seem more tragic during the holiday season. Residents of California and across the nation are gathering together to celebrate with each other. A family having to withstand the tragedy brought on by suddenly losing a loved one in a car accident seems especially tragic.
It can be tragic enough for California families to lose loved ones in a car crash that involves alcohol. Finding out that the alleged drunk driver has an existing record of drunk driving can prove to be even more devastating. Any time that a motor vehicle accident could have been avoided -- such as when a drunk driver is reportedly involved -- that only seems to compound the tragedy for both relatives and the community at large. This may have been the case in one recent collision that left three relatives dead.