My wife and I combined commute per day is over four hours, 200mi, so freeway, traffic, accidents are part of life for us and for most commuters in the bay area. My question is who do you call when you have an accident. I would call 911 if it's a life and death situation but what if it's just a bumper to bumper sort of deal. CHP. Tell me about them. Do they have juridiction at any CA highway? Who gets the motocycle and who don't? Do local police officer gives ticket in freeways? As far as witnessing deadly accidents, I've seen more than I like: car flying, SUV/trucks flipping, ect but I like to say that for those of you who try to get into the carpool lane in a rush, don't do it. Take your time or you'll get smashed big time. I've seen this many times and one last week; it was actually a cop that got rammed entering the carpool lane. It's very difficult to enter the carpool lane while you're at crawling speed and the carpool lane is going at the limit. Sometime when I'm in the carpool lane, I'm scared to shit that someone just pops in. Yet, I see people enter into the freeway and change all three lanes almost immediately.