Good news, San Diego, your highways are getting safer every day. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), State Route 67 has seen 30 wrongful deaths in six years but none in the past six months, and the number of automobile accidents has been on a significant decline since April of 2009.
Auto accidents statistics have indicated a 30 percent drop from what they were at in 2007-2008, and drunk driving accidents are down 48 percent as well.
Our firm’s auto accident attorneys know that while this is good news for the motorists of America’s Finest City it does not mean that it is impossible for car accidents and motorcycle accidents to occur on SR-67. It might be safer, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that Highway 67 is immune to car crashes all of a sudden. That being said, the local members of the CHP should be applauded for decreasing the amount of personal injuries and wrongful deaths that are known for happening along that stretch of East County highway.
That’s because since spring of this year, SR-67 has been used as a DUI Safety Corridor, meaning it is a point on the highway where police officers have increased enforcement, as well as other added precautions. One of the most noticeable changes is that drivers are now required to keep their headlights on 24 hours a day in a 12-mile stretch from Lakeside to Ramona.
But that’s not all. In addition to that, signs have been added that tell drivers their speed, and rumble strips were installed on the roads to alert motorists if they are drifting into oncoming traffic.
Our auto accident attorneys want to remind you that while safety measures have been upgraded, you can still get into an accident if you are not driving with caution. Always abide by the rules of the road and remember to slow down on dangerous sections of highways such as SR-67.
If you were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault and believe that you deserve compensation, then call our bilingual law offices right away at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced auto accident attorney and find out how we can help you. We look forward to providing good advice for your case. There is no fee if no recovery.