Anytime you’re driving on a public road in the state of California, you’re driving under the jurisdiction of the California Highway Patrol. The highway patrol most famously pulls over speeders and drunken motorists, and investigates the scenes of serious highway accidents, but they are on the lookout for any traffic law violations, such as using a cellular phone while driving or failing to wear a seatbelt in a moving vehicle. The most common offenses that catch the eye of California Highway Patrol officers include: erratic driving that indicates the influence of drugs or alcohol such as swerving between lanes or veering unexpectedly, driving at an inconsistent speed or ignoring traffic signals, neglecting to wear a seatbelt or modifying a seatbelt in a way that renders it noncompliant with federal safety standards, using a cell phone while driving without using a hands-free device, and of course failing to comply with posted speed limits. According to California Highway Patrol officers, stopping speeding motorists is a constant battle for state law enforcement agents.
As a car accident attorney in Oakland I hope the California Highway Patrol is successful in its ongoing efforts to make the state’s roads safer for everyone. If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile collision, please consider discussing your options for obtaining your legally due restitution with a licensed Oakland personal injury lawyer.