I went to SJ State for 2 years while living in Santa Cruz, and went over 17 5 days/week. Mostly took the bus, so that helped. If there was a huge accident, at least I could study, or sleep...Every time I drive Highway 17, I feel like I'm going to die.
"According to several sources, the number of serious and deadly crashes on Highway 17 has more than quadrupled in the last decade. In 2016, for example, there were 983 crashes, as compared to 420 in 2013. This increase has led locals and news outlets to name it one of California's most dangerous highways. :
Drove it a lot too, though; I thought driving it was kinda fun.