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Fatal California accident blamed on illegal street racing

Police in California say that the scene of a deadly accident on Nov. 14 is a known as a popular illegal street racing venue. Three bystanders were killed and two others seriously injured when a vehicle thought to have been involved in a street race struck another vehicle near the intersection of Telegraph Road and South Malt Avenue in the City of Commerce. A representative of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said that the accident occurred at about 1:00 a.m.

Improving driving safety

Many California motorists are faced with the challenges of long commutes. In fact, long commuting distances are among the major risk factors for serious car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 3 trillion miles were driven in automobiles in the United States during 2013. During this period, there were nearly 33,000 deaths related to auto accidents, more than one death per 100 million miles traveled by the nation's motorists.

Study shows drivers are often sleep deprived

There may be more drowsy drivers on the roads in California than most people would like to think. A recent study by AAA found that 43 percent of U.S. drivers who were surveyed admitted that they had dosed off while operating a moving vehicle at least once in their life. The study also found that 31.5 percent of all drivers surveyed, regardless of their age, admitted that they had struggled to stay awake while driving sometime in the previous month.

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