Santa Barbara County, CA: Highway 154 Safety Committee Shares Data About Crashes, Arrests, possible toll road

The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments board, a regional transportation agency, appointed the special committee last month and set the inaugural gathering for Monday night.

The community meeting focused on Highway 154 between Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley due to the number of deadly and critical injury crashes.

“Not only is it an extraordinarily beautiful ride, but it’s also an incredibly dangerous one,” Jackson said.

Approximately half, or 52 percent, of the collisions that occurred in 2018 were caused by Santa Barbara County residents, according to data presented Monday night.