No. 1 Rule: Lay Off the Gas Pedal
Yet another distraction-related crash appears to have injured a California police officer this week. A 17-year-old driver caused a chain reaction crash that ultimately caused another car to hit a motorcycle officer. The crash threw the officer from his motorcycle and hospitalized him with serious but undisclosed injuries.
As most Californians know, it takes time for new drivers to develop the skills and judgment needed to safely operate a car. Sadly, five teenagers died in a Memorial Day crash that likely involved inexperience on the part of a 17-year-old South California driver.
California communities are participating in National Teen Driver Safety Week. The campaign, which runs through the end of this weekend, aims to highlight the surprisingly high rates of dangerous crashes that involve teenage drivers. This week offers a good opportunity to look at some teen driving statistics.
A Los Angeles teen was arrested yesterday morning after a severe car crash in downtown Long Beach. Authorities say that the accident happened at shortly before 1 a.m. on Monday on the 710 Freeway. An 18-year-old Los Angeles woman was allegedly driving her vehicle while intoxicated and caused an accident that killed her 19-year-old passenger.
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