Posted by Not-Everyone-Is-Irish-On-St.-Paddy's-Day, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Mar 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm
Interesting that there is no historical accident data in this article. The CHP has not traditionally targeted St. Partrick's day as a high accident day, so why this year? Perhaps it is because it's on a Saturday? At any rate, St. Patrick's day is not celebrated on the West Coast like it is on the East Coast, or places like Chicago or St. Paul.
Wonder if the CHP has a little too much time on its hands this year? After all, the number of accidents have been on a downward trend for years all over California, and the US. The fatal accidents in California are down, but so are the number of miles driven over the past few years, also.