I-80 Challenge Ends; No Deaths in California

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California managed to stay safe during the eight-day “I-80 Challenge,” but there were still two deaths along the 2,900 mile freeway, CHP notes.

According to a press release from the California Highway Patrol, since the challenger began back on July 24, no one in California died due to a car wreck along Interstate 80.

Statistically, one person dies along I-80 in California due to a wreck every eight days. CHP, along with 10 other highway patrol agencies, started the “I-80 Challenge” last week to lower those statistics.

Speeding drivers, drunk drivers, people driving without seatbelts and crashing, and distracted drives were cited as the most common causes for deaths along the freeway.

During the challenge, two people were killed – one in Nebraska and another in Ohio.

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