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Wrong-way driving, particularly out on the highways, can result in especially major traffic crashes. These accidents can take lives. And even when they don't, their effects can still be massive, as they can result in individuals suffering injuries of a very high severity.

These crashes have taken a substantial toll here in Sacramento. Reportedly, in 2015, Sacramento was the top region in the state when it came to fatal wrong-way accidents.

As this underscores, wrong-way crashes can massively alter the lives of victims and families. In addition to life-changing impacts, another thing that can come up for crash victims or families in the wake of a wrong-way accident are important legal issues related to compensation. What happens with these issues can have significant implications for a crash victim or their family. So, a skilled lawyer's help with such issues can be an important thing for a person or family to have after suffering harm as a result of a wrong-way accident in Sacramento or the surrounding region.

The high level of fatal wrong-way crashes Sacramento has seen has led to a pilot program being conducted in the region. This program started in January and is scheduled to last two years.

As part of this pilot program, a special light system has been set up in certain off-ramps in Sacramento and Yolo counties. The light system is designed to go off when a car goes the wrong way on the off-ramp, alerting the driver that they are going the wrong way.

In addition to this light system, some of these off-ramps have also had surveillance cameras set up at them, aimed at helping authorities promptly be aware of and respond to wrong-way driving.

One wonders if the program will prove to help with reducing and combating wrong-way driving in the Sacramento area. Would you like to see technology like that used in the pilot program used on a more wide-spread basis here in the Sacramento region in the future?

Source: KCRA, "Sacramento deadly wrong-way crashes become CA safety model," Vicki Gonzalez, May 3, 2017

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