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Many Automakers to Release Electric Cars In Near Future

With gas prices still on the rise, many drivers are looking for ways to save money at the pump. While some of us cannot afford to buy an electric car yet, there is a silver lining for those looking to switch over. Many auto manufacturers plan to add electric vehicles to their lineups over the next decade, with some announcing fully electrified cars within five years. However, drivers may not even have to wait that long. If all goes according to plan, dozens of new electric vehicles will debut by 2024. According to Consumer Reports, these vehicles are more affordable and have the potential to sway motorists toward buying an EV with their performance, efficiency, and lower ownership cost.

Infrastructure Investments Benefit Citrus Heights Communities

Investments in infrastructure can cultivate many benefits way beyond the road for local communities. According to a 2021 report from the League of California Cities, future spending on federal, state, and local infrastructure will bring about $200 billion in economic activity to the Golden State. That means for every $1 spent on infrastructure, there is a return of $4.30 in economic activity.

Motorcycle Rider Dies After Collision With Tree on Birdcage Street

An accident fatality occurred in Citrus Heights on June 21 when a motorcyclist hit a tree attempting to avoid a collision with another vehicle. Officers with the Citrus Heights Police Department reported that the collision happened at about 8:05 p.m along Birdcage Street close to Greenback Lane. The rider was heading north and suddenly swerved when another vehicle turned in front of his motorcycle, went off the road and crashed head-on into a tree. 

Motorcyclist and Passenger Vehicle Collision Resulting in Injury Reported 

A motorcyclist injury occurred recently in Citrus Heights that sent the rider to a hospital. The accident was reported shortly after 11:00 in the morning along eastbound I-80 in front of the truck scales. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a Honda Accord, which blocked lane number five. 

Collision on Greenback Lane Causes Motorcycle Rider to Be Thrown 

An injury accident occurred in Citrus Heights on May 17 when a motorcycle and car crashed on an exit ramp off the interstate. The collision occurred around 3:35 p.m. on the Greenback Lane off-ramp just east of I-80 westbound and blocked the lanes, according to the police report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). A phone call to police was made by the driver, who said the motorcycle had flipped over their Ford Escape, and a woman had been ejected from the bike.

Accident Caused by Fleeing Driver on I-80 Results in an Injury

A hit-and-run accident occurred in Citrus Heights on December 16 that almost involved a security officer and his trainee. The accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as occurring around 10:30 at night along the I-80 westbound lanes near the exit ramp for Greenback Lane. The driver who caused the accident struck another vehicle, and, according to Corporal Dinkins, a Metro Surveillance Security officer in Sacramento, the woman driving the vehicle that was struck suffered facial injuries as a result of the collision. 

Headlights: The Overlooked Safety Feature

Headlights that are poorly designed, too dim, overly bright, or poorly aimed are a significant safety concern.  Because of new standards set by the Insurance Institute for Highways Safety (IIHS), automobile manufacturers have focused on improving the headlight designs for a number of vehicles over the past few years.  Testing done by the agency for 2021 model vehicles has shown headlight safety improvement on 17 vehicles, including models from automakers Nissan, Volvo, Subaru, Hyundai, and Honda.

November Reminder to Fasten Your Seat Belt

On November 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began its yearly Click It or Ticket nationwide seat belt enforcement program.  As we head into the winter months, the agency wants to remind the public that consistent use of seat belts save lives.

TireWise – A Tire Safety Tool

Safety is the number one priority at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  As such, the agency creates tools that help drivers avoid being involved in vehicle accidents. One such tool, TireWise, is a resource to help consumers make smart decisions with regard to the safety of the tires on their car or truck and to provide information as to what to look for when they are in the market for a new set of tires.

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