Heavy rains lead to more than 191 reported car accidents on Wednesday on Los Angeles County freeways.
Wednesday Sees 191 Reported Car Accidents Los Angeles County Freeways – Heavy rains lead to more than 191 reported car accidents on Wednesday on Los Angeles County freeways. The unexpected rain that covered Southern California in the first storm to hit, with a second storm on the way, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP reported that there were 191 traffic collisions between 5 p.m. and midnight on Wednesday. “That’s more than three times as many accidents as on a dry day”, said CHP Officer Dion Conley, who also revealed that 55 crashes occurred during the same time period on Dec. 8.
Car accident statistics increase by more than double when it first starts to rain. Southern California roads are slick with oil during the first hour of a rain storm, making the roads especially dangerous to drive on. Because it does not rain in Southern California very often, the oil, dirt and gasoline sediment builds up on the pavements, and the first part of a rain storm kicks it up to the surface. Paul Pisano, manager of road weather programs for the Federal Highway Administration, said “After a long dry period, there is certainly grime, oil, other materials on the roads, and when you have the first rain of the season, they rise to the surface,” causing hazardous hydroplaning conditions.
191 Reported Car Accidents Los Angeles County Freeway Wednesday
Helpful Instructions from Authorities: According to the CHP, automobile accidents can increase by more than 200% during a storm, and also immediately after a storm, as freeway motorists are distracted by the beautiful sky and mountains that a rain storm leaves in its Southern California wake. The CHP recommends that drivers change the way they drive during the rain, specifically, drive slower. Leave earlier for work, since weather can effect your commute. Hydroplaning is common during rain storms, and braking is slower and takes longer to stop a car. Turn on your headlights to increase your visibility to other drivers.
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