Will Highway Safety Project Reduce Fatalities on I-10?
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Caltrans has started work on a highway safety project to hopefully increase safety on the dangerous stretch of I-10 between Coachella and Highway 177. Last year, 12 people died in crashes on this same stretch of highway. This year is on track to be just as deadly. At least 10 people have died along this stretch of roadway so far in 2017.

Caltrans and California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials agree that the driver error causes most of these crashes. Statistics certainly support this idea. Nationally, 94% of crashes are caused by driver error, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Caltrans Highway Safety Project Focuses on Safety Near Construction Sites

Caltrans will widen the striping from 4 inches to 6 inches to increase visibility and help drivers stay in their lane. The CHP and Caltrans will also increase enforcement near construction sites. Construction is ongoing along I-10 due to the road rehabilitation project that began last year. They will also increase signage to alert drivers of construction zones. Additionally, they will put out more safety messages to the public and to truck drivers.

“We appreciate the efforts of Caltrans and the CHP to improve safety along this deadly stretch of I-10,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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