DUI makes list of top reasons for O.C. crashes

The Orange County Register is reporting that speeding and failure to yield are among the deadliest traffic habits in Orange County. This is according to data released by the California Office of Traffic Safety.

The top five reasons people are injured or die in crashes in 2008 include:
(1) Unsafe speeds – 3,171 collisions reported and 35 deaths.
(2) Failure to yield right-of-way – 1,609 collisions reported which resulted in seven
(3) Improper turning – 1,023 collisions reported, 26 deaths.
(4) Failure to follow traffic signals and signs- 975 reported, 10 deaths.
(5) Driving under the influence– 910 crashes reported that resulted in 36

Last year’s data marks a significant drop from the number of collisions in 2000. That year, 15,590 total collisions were reported in O.C.In 2000, 1,109 Orange County were caused by driving under the influence.

Comments about this post can be directed to Orange County DUI attorney William Weinberg at (714) 834-1400.

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