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Are We Getting Safer On The Roadways?

While getting injured in a car crash is not something you want to spend your time thinking about, we know that it is a reality, especially in and around the city. San Diego sees its fair share of accidents that cause injuries. In fact, for the latest reporting year, our area saw nearly 9,500 people injured or killed in traffic collisions.

But are we getting safer due to new laws?

Today, Edward “Skip” Babbitt wants to look into that. He knows that dealing with the aftermath of a car crash can be a confusing time, especially if you have been injured due to the negligence of another person. When you need a San Diego car crash attorney, you can count on Skip to be by your side, fighting to secure the compensation you deserve.


This article points out that California is ahead of most states when it comes to creating laws to keep drivers and passengers safe on the roadways. In 2017, there were more than 3,600 fatalities in California due to traffic crashes, so we understand the need for strong traffic laws.

What California has that many other states do not have are “virtual laws.” These are laws that focus on restrictions of cell phone use while driving.

“I think that’s my biggest issue, biggest concern I have when I am driving. Especially when I have my son in the back and I’m looking over like ‘Oh my God.’”

It can be terrifying to look over and see a driver texting or watching a video when they should be watching the roadway. Distracted driving is dangerous driving no matter how you look at it.

In California, we know that around 27% of annual traffic-related deaths are caused by drivers operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This number is far too high. Anyone who makes the choice to drink and drive should be held responsible for their actions. Despite tough DUI laws and enforcement, many people still take the chance. Often, the results are devastating.

It is in everyone’s interest to keep our roadways safe. Crashes cost lives and they have a major economic impact. According to the AHAS, they cost the country an estimated $836 billion annually, money that could be spent improving our economy.


If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash that was caused by another person’s careless or reckless driving, please seek legal assistance. Edward “Skip” Babbitt understands that dealing with insurance companies and other parties can be difficult, especially since they do not have your best interests in mind. You need an advocate who will fight to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. This includes coverage of your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering damages. If you need a San Diego car accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-543-1789 for a free consultation.