Lately, our Southern California weather forecast has had a lot more of the wet stuff in it than we're accustomed to. Those of us who live here don't have the best reputation when it comes to driving in the rain.
A 29-year-old man was killed days before Christmas in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 in the Griffith Park area of Los Angeles.
The light turns green, and you enter the intersection. Then, wham! Your car is hit by another car that must have run the red light.
A van shuttling children to an after-school activity in Dana Point, California, crashed into a tree, sending five children to the hospital.
Drowsy drivers pose a risk on many levels. The most obvious, of course, is that they could nod off behind the wheel and cause an accident. This often happens when people try to drive long after they are too tired to do so. Even if someone does not completely fall asleep behind the wheel, they may still have slower reactions and make simple mistakes, similar to a drunk driver.
Some California drivers can operate a car safely as long as they live. Others, perhaps, should stop driving once their faculties such as eyesight and decision-making ability begin to falter.
Someday, self-driving cars will dominate the freeways in Southern California. That doesn't mean we can drive without fear of an accident.
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Two young men were killed, and a young woman has been charged in their death after an accident in Northern California.
Studies released a few months ago showed that arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in California had fallen sharply in the state's biggest cities, perhaps because of the growth of services such as Lyft and Uber.