In our everyday lives, we almost do the same thing: we wake up, take a shower, eat breakfast, go to work, drive back home, spend time with family while having dinner and sleep.We do this kind of routine consistently everyday and most of our lives we spend on travelling, and how do we travel again? Yes, that’s right, we drive.
Driving is the most common activity everyone does today, from going to work, going on a road trip, travelling to your parents in another state, having a dinner out with your family or just plainly driving just to see other places. Driving is how we get from place to place, it’s almost like a second nature to all of us that we sometimes forget some road regulations and even parking in places we shouldn’t have just because it is convenient for us to do so.
There are Regulations to Follow
When we applied for the drivers license, we all know that there are rules and regulations that we have to follow the moment that we take control of the steering wheel. However, in the long run that we are driving our cars, we soon become complacent and too comfortable that we can handle any situation, especially if we have been doing it for about a year or two. This complacency sometimes turns into an extremely wrong move like parking our cars in a no parking zone just because that spot is near our office, there are times that we maneuver a U-turn where U-turn is not allowed, there will be moments that we go in a one way alley where we are actually driving the wrong way or worse, we drive our cars when we are drunk. This happens when we are having too much fun while drinking with our peeps and friends, and these are just a number of reasons why we get into trouble with the traffic officer or even worse, we get into unwanted accidents.
Car Accidents in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, one of the biggest states in the entire U.S. It is famous for its beaches as this state is near the Pacific Ocean, one of the largest oceans there is. Due to its large size, roads were built wide enough to travel about 4-5 cars side by side on one way and the same in the opposite direction, cars can definitely run fast in these parts and since it’s near the beach then you already know what comes along with it, yes, alcohol, beverages and the likes, party goers are also having their eyes on these areas. These are just a number of reasons why they have the statistics that Los Angeles has a lot of car accidents.
Based on the statistics, there are over 52,000 car accident annually in Los Angeles. Due to these accidents, the mayor of Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti, announced the Vision Zero Plan, but even with that implemented, they still saw a 43% increase fatal car accidents in the first year. This is already concerning since the government of Los Angeles already took action but seems like the accidents are still increasing. This only shows that there are factors that needs to be looked upon aside from just the traffic regulations and the recent implementation of the Vision Zero Plan.
Please Drive Safely
There are a lot of factors we have to take note whenever we are driving our own car, as a law abiding citizen, we have to make sure that we take these traffic regulations by heart especially when we are driving. In order for us to be a more responsible car owners it is expected that the government will do everything in their power to make sure that car accidents are being prevented, as what they say, accidents cannot be removed as it is an unpredictable event but what our government can do is to provide all the possible precautions in order to prevent them.
As for us drivers, what we can do is to follow all the regulations for safe driving like not drinking while driving, using a mobile phone while driving and most of all, don’t go faster than the allotted speed limit. The police officers patrolling on the road are not there just to get your license and file you a ticket, their job is to make sure that everyone is safe on the road and they are all following all the rules and regulations. Remember, those rules and regulations were not made to point out any mistakes you’ve done when driving, it was created and implemented in order for everyone to have a safe driving experience.