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A Google self-driving car found to have caused accident

Californians are probably well-aware that Google has been testing its cars on the state's roadways. The company has previously reported that its cars have been in 17 accidents, but none of those accidents were the fault of the technology. On Feb. 14, however, one of the self-driving cars actually caused an accident because of a glitch in the software.

Crash during test drive kills car salesman

A California car salesman was killed in a crash during a test drive in Ontario on February 23. The driver was suspected of being under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash. According to police, a 28-year-old man lost control of the Corvette he was test driving, and then slammed into a tree a few blocks from the car dealership. Witnesses told the media that the car was traveling as fast as 70 mph before the crash. The salesman, a 43-year-old man, was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later died from his injuries.

Crash prevention systems do make a difference on accident rates

Crash prevention technology really works, according to one study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Rear-end accidents were reduced by around 40 percent with automatic braking technology while forward collision warning systems helped stop 23 percent of such accidents. California residents may be interested in how these figures were derived.

Self-driving cars and federal regulations

As the development of self-driving vehicles continues, one concern that has been brought up is who or what can be considered a driver. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in a letter to California-based Google, has addressed this issue by declaring that the software that controls the company's self-driving cars can be considered a driver under federal regulations.

Statistics show a rise in the number of traffic fatalities

California residents who are concerned about safety on the nation's roadways may be interested in knowing about a report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on that topic. According to the NHTSA, the estimated number of traffic deaths in the U.S. recorded during the first nine months of 2015 suggest that the number is rising following years of steady decline. Fatalities increased by more than 9 percent over the comparable 2014 period.

Volvo promises safer cars in future

California drivers may be interested in learning that Volvo has said that by 2020, they aim for people in their cars to be entirely safe from fatal accidents or even serious injury. Volvo is planning to use some of the technology that is being developed for self-driving vehicles to make their cars safer. Some of the technology is already in their vehicles. For example, adaptive cruise control brakes if necessary and adjusts speed based on distance from other cars.

California motorists in danger of fatigue wrecks

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, auto accidents caused by fatigued drivers merited sufficient concern to be included on the agency's yearly list of outstanding transportation safety problems. Although the list, which was released in January 2016, also featured carryovers from the prior year, such as the need for operators to be medically fit and avoid substance impairment, safety observers said that highlighting fatigue marked a new focus in safety standards.

Car hits van in fatal California car crash

Four people were killed and three people were injured in a car crash that took place around 2 a.m. on Jan. 10 in Chula Vista. Police say that an Acura was speeding when it ran a red light and crashed into a van near Industrial Boulevard and Main Street. The Acura was going south on Industrial when it hit the Honda Odyssey going westbound on Main.

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