Safety Corridor and Accidents
I’m Ed Smith, a Eureka car accident lawyer. Those who drive in the Eureka area usually need to drive along the safety corridor. This is a stretch of Highway 101 between Eureka and Arcata. It has a reduced speed limit of 50 miles per hour. The reduced speed limit is meant to reduce accidents occurring between vehicles traveling along any of the six intersections in the corridor.
Residents are familiar with the high rate of dangerous auto accidents that happen on this stretch of highway. Locals have offered some explanations as to why they believe this area is so dangerous. These reasons, as well as some ways to avoid accidents while using this roadway, are included below.