Driverless cars pose moral “dilemmas”

In the event of an unavoidable crash, should a driverless car be programmed to save as many lives possible? Or instead, should it protect its occupants rather than others? That type of “social dilemma” is being pondered by social scientists, government regulators and manufacturers as the commercial debut of autonomous cars draws closer in California… read more

Settlement reached in California injury accident

Musician David Crosby agreed to pay a man and his son a total of $3 million to settle a case stemming from a March 2015 accident in California. The accident occurred when Crosby hit the man, who was jogging with his son, with his Tesla after the man tried to give him room to pass…. read more

David Crosby settles pedestrian accident lawsuit

California residents may recall media reports in March 2015 concerning a pedestrian accident involving a vehicle driven by the singer and songwriter David Crosby. Crosby’s Tesla sedan struck a 46-year-old man who was out jogging with his son in Santa Barbara County. While the former Crosby, Stills & Nash member faced no criminal charges as… read more

California man dies after car hits him on bicycle

A Napa County sheriff’s deputy found the driver that witnesses said hit and killed a bicyclist on Highway 29 north of Airport Boulevard in early June. According to the alert put out by the highway patrol, the 76-year-old woman driving a 2009 Honda drove off from the scene of the bicycle accident. The deputy pulled… read more

Thoughts on the new truck sensor technology just announced

Every motorist grips the steering wheel tightly when they see a big rig getting bigger in the rear-view. Trucks need greater distance to come to a stop. You cross your fingers and hope the driver is on top of his game. Statistics show that the most common kind of truck accident is the rear-ender. With… read more

High school teacher killed by hit-and-run driver

On May 29, police in California announced that a woman had been taken into custody for her suspected involvement in a fatal hit-and-run crash. Police believe that the 36-year-old woman was driving a BMW in Santa Ana on April 20 when she ran a red light and struck a male pedestrian. The man died one… read more

Lower gas prices linked to higher accident fatality rates

California motorists pay more at the pump than drivers in most other states, but a 30 percent fall in gas prices between July 2014 and June 2015 was a major reason that traffic accident fatalities in the Golden State surged by 20 percent during the first six months of 2015 compared with the same period… read more

What is a ‘phantom car accident’?

A phantom car accident sounds like you have been struck by an invisible vehicle. Actually, it’s you, the victim of a phantom car crash, who is invisible. A phantom car crash occurs when one driver causes an accident, but doesn’t actually see it happen, and so drives away. Maybe you crash into yet a third… read more

Study finds that teen drivers primarily injure others

Teen drivers can be a danger to others on the road, and California residents might like to know about the report released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Teens are the age group with the highest rate of motor vehicle accidents, and almost two-thirds of those killed or injured in teen driving crashes are… read more