A three-vehicle crash that occurred in Moreno Valley on April 14 left one man dead and three injured. Officials with California Highway Patrol say that a 47-year-old Hemet man driving a 1998 Ford Taurus eastward on Gilman Spring Road was fatally struck by the driver of a 2017 BMW 431i, a 27-year-old Santa Ana man, heading west.
In-car cameras and monitors could soon make the roads safer for California motorists. This is one of the goals of new technology that will be included in a leading European carmaker's vehicles starting in the early 2020s. The company announced plans to use the high-tech monitoring system to determine if drivers are intoxicated or distracted. If an inebriated driver fails to respond to warnings, the system would go a step further and take certain actions to avert an accident.
In coordination with Distracted Driving Awareness Month (every April, as designated by the National Safety Council), the Risk Institute at The Ohio State University has put forward some new research on the epidemic of distracted driving. California should know that distracted driving crashes kill about nine people and injure 100 more every day in the U.S., according to the NSC.
The annual International Roadcheck program aims to highlight safety violations in trucking in order to reduce the likelihood of serious truck crashes. Trucking crashes can be particularly devastating to others on the road, due to the size and weight of semi-trucks. When these trucks are poorly maintained, the consequences can be catastrophic. During the 72-hour Roadcheck program, which will take place from June 4-6, 2019, a blitz of inspections targets trucks on the road across the country for thorough examination.