An accident in the Bay Area on a state highway left one person dead and another person hospitalized with serious injuries. Police say the injured victim is expected to survive the accident.
Regardless of what you've done in the past, with the right mindset you can become a better defensive driver in the future. By doing so, you reduce the risk of an accident, which will put you in a better place every time you get behind the wheel.
Truck driver fatigue is a problem on the roads in Alameda County, particularly on the interstates and other major highways that are busy commercial delivery routes. According to one government statistic, over 13 percent, more than 1 in 10, drivers involved in a crash were considered fatigued.
Many people in the Bay Area probably know that a person who operates a vehicle when their blood alcohol content is over .08 is running the risk of serious penalties. For the average driver, .08 is considered legally drunk in California, and someone who chooses to drive while drunk may face a criminal charge. And, if they cause an accident, they may be held financially accountable to those who suffer injuries.