While most people were celebrating with friends and family as they rang in a new year, a few California families were forced to spend New Year's Day mourning. While there is always a risk of auto accidents on the road, the risk increases exponentially if someone is driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. In a recent news headline, the dangers of impaired driving are evident.
Most California children are probably counting down the days until the school year pauses for holiday break. Many look forward to gifts, trips, family traditions and even watching a favorite seasonal movie. Auto accidents can occur at a moment's notice, and unfortunately, a few children recently got a rough start to the holiday season.
California drivers are certainly no strangers to heavy traffic and the crashes that unfortunately result. Not all crashes, however, are innocent mistakes, and some auto accidents occur because someone is driving unsafely to avoid being caught after committing a crime. When a suspect in a vehicle is identified as a party to a crime, law enforcement may feel it necessary to give chase so a suspect is not able to escape.
California drivers typically try to do their best to be safe behind the wheel and avoid an accident. While most drivers probably consider the risk of speeding and driving in a manner that puts themselves or other motorists at risk for serious injury or death, not all drivers are as considerate. When people break the law while driving, they can cause fatal auto accidents that ruin the lives of innocent people.
For many California residents, it is not unusual to open one's social media feed and see live videos of friends and family, or perhaps a favorite celebrity, as they try new things, share a humorous situation, or partake in the latest "viral challenge." People look forward to watching the people they follow live daily life in real time. While tuning in to such an event can be a funny or heart-warming experience, lately some posters have begun to "go live" after frightening situations, like auto accidents.
There are many assumptions individuals might make when it comes to distracted driving. One is that using a cellphone while driving is something mainly young drivers do. A recent study points to this assumption being quite a bit off.