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Preventing distracted driving and truck crashes in work zones

From 2016 to 2017, there was a considerable rise in the number of deadly large truck and bus accidents in California and the rest of the US, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The FMCSA found that the percentage of large truck occupant deaths rose each year from 2015 to 2017, the latest year for which there is complete data.

Stockton crash leads to one death, three injuries

Early in the morning of February 8, 2019, a car crash at an intersection in north Stockton, California, resulted in one person dying and three people being injured. It all began when California Highway Patrol officers tried to pull over a speeding Chevrolet Silverado on Interstate 5 northbound. The driver, a 17-year-old boy and Oakland resident, did not stop but continued driving, exiting at March Lane and heading eastbound through city streets.

Fatal accidents involving big rigs increase in California

Fatal accidents involving tractor-trailers have increased from 2009 to 2016. Although the number of miles that tractor-trailer drivers travel has slightly decreased, the number of fatalities involving the big rigs has increased. California had the second highest number of fatalities in 2017 involving tractor-trailers in the nation.

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