California, in general, is one of the most dangerous places to drive. There are countless drivers on the road, many of whom fail to adhere to traffic laws or show respect to others. In the Bay Area, there are some roads that prove to be more dangerous than others.
Recognizing some of the more dangerous roads can help you understand the places where you should avoid and the reasons why they become such a hazard.
Just around the Lobitos Creek cut-off, Tunitas Creek Road is a narrow, twisty road where many people think they’re driving alone, often going too fast for the conditions. The road is also common for motorcyclists and bicyclists who like the open roads. Unfortunately, when someone winds around a corner too quickly, it could have disastrous results.
Two intersections in particular were the most dangerous last decade. Along Market Street at Valencia and Octavia, there were many accidents. Of them, a large majority involved bicyclists and pedestrians, which is a common sight in the Bay Area.
Many drivers travel Grizzly Peak Boulevard because it provides some of the best views in the area. Unfortunately, these same beautiful views can be a distraction to many on the road. As people lose focus on the road and potentially their speed, they can swing a turn wide, putting themselves and others at risk.
It’s important for all drivers to pay close attention should they traverse these roads. High speeds, winding turns, and drivers who are not paying attention can lead to some of the most devastating collisions, including head-on crashes.
Just because a road is dangerous doesn’t mean negligence can’t exist. If you suffer harm in a crash caused by a negligent driver, you have rights. Our Walnut Creek car accident attorneys at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook are here to help you protect your rights every step of the way.