California drivers may be alarmed to hear that teenagers perform a variety of dangerous activities after getting behind the wheels of their vehicles. A recent study published in the Journal of Transportation Safety found that in addition to texting while driving, many teens surveyed said that they engaged in other distractions that surprised researchers, with some even reporting that they did their homework behind the wheel.
A head-on accident involving two pickup trucks near Lompoc claimed the life of a 32-year-old Lynwood man and left a 33-year-old Lompoc resident seriously injured, according to the California Highway Patrol. The accident took place on Highway 1.
On March 1, it was reported that a fatal accident in California that left two people dead was caused by an illegal street race. The 21-year-old driver who lost control of his vehicle, causing the car to go careening into a crowd, was ultimately charged with murder.
According to the California Highway Patrol, in late February, a Chevy Silverado entered Highway 101 going north at a southbound exit. This resulted in a fatal crash and closure of the southbound lanes for part of the afternoon that same day.