California drivers may be interested in learning about a proposal from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that would impose a limit on how fast buses, trucks and other large vehicles can travel. In order to accomplish this, all new U.S. vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds would have their speeds electronically capped at 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour.
A 41-year-old California man lost his life on the morning of Aug. 10 when he drove the wrong way on Alexander Valley Road in a remote part of Sonoma County and struck an oncoming vehicle head-on. The California Highway Patrol say that their investigation into the incident is continuing and alcohol consumption or drug use have not been ruled out as possible contributory factors. The accident took place near Healdsburg at about 10:00 a.m.
For about two years now, San Francisco has been committed to a Vision Zero traffic policy, which is aimed at reducing traffic deaths to zero by 2024.
In recent years, distracted driving has annually been linked to more than 420,000 injuries and more than 3,100 deaths in the United States.