Construction began on May 8, 2009 on the last leg of a carpool lane for the northbound San Diego Freeway through western Los Angeles. The construction project is designed to lower congestion and prevent car accidents on one of the busiest freeways in the nation.
Carpool lanes are designed to carry more people on the roads rather than more cars. The reduced number of cars as a result of the carpool lane prevents car accidents that lead to whiplash, personal injury and wrongful death.
Our car accident attorneys support any projects that are proposed to reduce the high amount of car accidents every year. Unfortunately if not constructed properly, these carpool lanes might actually cause car accidents.
Officials for the California Department of Transportation and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority say the additional lane will reduce delays on the north side of the 405 Freeway. The new carpool lane will be the longest high-occupancy-vehicle (carpool) lane in the country.
Every day, drivers make over 300,000 trips on the 405 Freeway and more than 500,000 drivers use the 405-101 interchange – the 101 freeway goes to downtown Los Angeles. Imagine how many car accidents and wrongful deaths this new carpool lane will prevent with less traffic on the highway.
Our firm’s car accident lawyers believe that carpool lanes can prevent car accidents — if constructed properly, so that they do not become the cause of property damage — because they reduce the amount of congestion on major freeways in use.
There are carpool lanes on two highways that serve San Diego — I-5 and I-15 — and those carpool lanes help ease the commute and prevent car accidents that require medical treatment.
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