Car Accident

The Most Dangerous Times to Drive


The Deadliest Times To Be On The Road Getting into a vehicle is the single most dangerous thing most people do on a daily basis. Between 30,000 and 40,000 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents each year in the United States. In 2015 alone, 35,092 people died and an additional 2.44 million people were injured in...

2017 Vehicle Recalls


Recap Of Major 2017 Vehicle Recalls Recalls were issued for nearly 53,000,000 vehicles in 2016, making it a record-breaking year, but not in the way many automakers might have hoped. Fortunately for automakers and consumers alike, safety-related auto recalls decreased significantly in 2017, with just 28,146,661 vehicle recalls issued. Problems with airbags continue to drive...

Police Training to Handle Self Driving Crashes


Automaker Waymo Training Police To Handle Accidents Involving Self-Driving Cars Self-driving cars, also known as autonomous vehicles, are the future of transportation in the United States. Developers and proponents of autonomous vehicle technology made significant strides in 2017, with Congress passing bipartisan legislation making it easier for automakers to test their self-driving cars. Alphabet, Inc....

Waymo Announces Driverless Taxi Service


Waymo To Launch First Self-Driving Taxi Service Without Human Backup Drivers Fully self-driving cars are making inroads. Alphabet, Inc. subsidiary Waymo announced it will stop using human backup safety drivers when testing its autonomous vehicles. It also plans to launch a commercial driverless taxi service in the near future.Waymo CEO John Krafcik made the announcement at the Web...

The Popularity of Self Driving Vehicles


Self-Driving Vehicles Gain Traction In June 2017, General Motors unveiled a fleet of more than 150 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt test vehicles, claiming the notable distinction of being the only automaker currently capable of mass-producing self-driving cars. General Motors also announced a $500 million investment in the Lyft ride-hailing app and signaled its intentions to deploy...

Drugged Driving Enforcement Challenges


Law Enforcement Faces Challenges Applying DUI Laws To Drugged Drivers One would think that after the decades of public safety campaigns dedicated to raising awareness of the risks associated with driving under the influence of intoxicating substances, the hazards of driving under the influence of drugs would be readily apparent. Unfortunately, when it comes to the dangers of drugged...

Congress Planning Laws for Self-Driving Cars


Congress Is Drafting New Bipartisan Legislation For Self-Driving Vehicles Self-driving cars are the future and, if the hundreds of autonomous vehicles being tested on roads and highways throughout the United States are any indication, the future is now. Companies such as Alphabet Inc. and Ford Motor Co. are developing and testing self-driving vehicle technology that they hope...

Distracted Pedestrian Deaths Are More Common


Distraction-Related Pedestrian Fatalities Are On The Rise Walking may seem like a safe, environmentally-friendly, and healthy way to get from one place to another.However, the Governors Highway Safety Association's (GHSA) recently released new statistics from its Spotlight on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities report, which may cause some people to rethink their daily stroll. More than 5,370 pedestrians were killed...