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.
According to California law enforcement authorities, an accident involving a car and a truck injured two pedestrians on Feb. 7. The accident reportedly occurred around 8:00 p.m. in the Mission District at the intersection of 14th Street and South Van Ness Avenue.
According to the police, on Oct. 31, a 31-year-old Orange man drove his black Honda SUV through a crosswalk near an elementary school in Santa Ana. The SUV struck 13-year-old twin sisters and their friend who were out trick-or-treating, police say. All three girls were killed.
Last weekend, kids across the nation celebrated Halloween. Less than two days later, kids and adults alike celebrated the extra hour of sleep they received as daylight savings time came to an end. Clocks were shifted backward by an hour.
Whether you have kids or are just a kid at heart, nearly everyone loves Halloween. This Friday night, children from around the Bay Area will be going door to door, showing off their costumes and collecting candy. Many teenagers and adults will be celebrating with costume parties and a night out.
California has proven itself to be a leader in the fight against distracted driving and other behaviors that lead to preventable car accidents. Most states have a ban on texting while driving, but California is one of about a dozen states to also ban the use of handheld cellphones.
Our post last week focused on a California law set to go into effect later this month. It requires that drivers observe a three-foot buffer zone when passing bicyclists on the street. The “Three Feet for Safety” law is just one tactic that could dramatically reduce bicycle accidents and fatalities, which are a significant problem across the country.