Improper Turns Biggest Killer on California Roads
How Improper Turns Can be Fatal?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatal Accident Reporting System, California is the only state in the US where the making of improper turns is the biggest cause of auto accident fatalities. In a majority of states, failure to keep in proper lane kills the most people, following by failing to yield the right-of-way. Perhaps the reason for California’s exceptionality is that the state contains multiple large metropolitan areas, each with countless intersections and millions of daily commuters.
Examples of improper turns that can lead to crashes include:
- Turning when prohibited by a sign or marked lane
- Turning without coming to a complete stop or yielding to traffic or pedestrians
- Making a prohibited left turn
- Making an illegal U-turn
- Making a left turn without yielding to any oncoming traffic
Although all licensed motorists should know how to make a proper turn, many drivers get lazy, negligent and/or reckless, making poor decisions on the road – sometimes with deadly consequences. In some cases, the offending driver was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at the time of the incident. In others, the driver committed a judgment error due to being distracted – texting or talking on the phone, for instance. Such negligent behaviors are never excusable, and those who cause harm to others out of negligence can and should be held liable for all resulting damages.
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Have you lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by improper turning? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact the compassionate wrongful death attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm for immediate assistance. Since 2007, we have helped many families of fatal accident victims get justice and compensation for their devastating losses. Taking legal action may not bring your loved one back, but it will lighten your financial burdens, making the healing process easier to bear.
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