The results of a recent California study of unlicensed drivers are sure to prove controversial in the debate about undocumented immigrants. Unlicensed drivers, many of whom are undocumented immigrants, are apparently three times more likely to cause a fatal accident than all licensed drivers.
Many Americans are familiar with the concept of "black box" data from news coverage of commercial airlines crashes. This technology, an important feature of airplane safety for decades, tracks numerous aspects of a vehicle's performance and operation. These records allow investigators to review what went wrong to cause a crash.
When behind the wheel of a large commercial vehicle like a double-decker charter bus, it only takes a moment of poor judgment for a minor mistake to turn into a catastrophe. Over the weekend, this is exactly what happened when a driver missed two warning signs and crashed into an overpass, killing two passengers and injuring 30 more.
Holidays are generally unusually dangerous times to drive on California roads and Thanksgiving is historically one of the worst. More fatal traffic accidents happen during that holiday than any other day of the year.
With millions of Americans on the roads to visit family and loved ones in California and around the country, Thanksgiving Day is one of the most dangerous days of the year to drive. Many travelers are pressed for time and driving long distances on unfamiliar roads, raising the chances of deadly accidents.
Distracted drivers claim the lives of many Californians every year. Although the risks of driving and texting are attracting more and more attention, some drivers ignore the obvious dangers and wind up harming other motorists.
Last month, a horrific truck crash killed a California family. According to a new wrongful death lawsuit, this tragedy may have resulted from a violation of federal trucking safety rules. Driver fatigue is involved in many dangerous crashes on California roads and around the country.
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.
An elderly California woman died this week after a school bus driver hit her in a crosswalk. Authorities are still investigating the motor vehicle wreck but they believe the bus driver was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time.