Newly Signed Bill Targets High Accident Zones

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, October 1, 2007

The bill by Democratic Assemblywoman Lois Wolk names a stretch of Highway Twelve between Solano and San Joaquin counties—known as “blood alley” as a double fine zone.   But she says her bill goes beyond that area—and sets specific criteria and uniform standards for other dangerous roads to have double fines. 

 “So it will be a better process and more satisfying for constituents and citizens who want something done and can use this as a yardstick of how to do it …” 

Each new double fine zone must still be approved by the state legislature. Wolk says local governments must make the case for a road to be considered.  The criteria includes a higher number than average of head-on collisions and whether other efforts have been made to get drivers to slow down.