Driving in California is unlike driving anywhere else. According to the
United States Census Bureau, there are around 30 million licensed California
drivers ... more than any other state. We've also got more interstate
freeways than any other state. But of the more than 2 million miles of
roadway in California, 2 lane roadways are driven more than freeways in
the Golden State ... and they're more dangerous too. According to
The Road Information Program (TRIP), 77% of all fatal crashes occur on
2 lane roadways, such as State Route 67.
Since 1992, CHP has established a task force to assess high-collision safety
corridors and make recommendations to improve safety. SR 67 is one such
safety corridor and Caltrans has made numerous safety improvements, including
requiring daytime headlights, additional CHP enforcement, radar speed
signs, and rumble strips added to the center of much of the 16-mile stretch.
Accidents on SR 67 have decreased 30% and
DUI accidents have decreased 48%, but more needs to be done. 20 people have died in
crashes along SR 67 in the past few years.
If you, or someone you know, has been injured in an auto or motorcycle
accident on SR 67 or anywhere in San Diego County, feel free to
call my office
to find out about your right to compensation for your injury.