The "idea" of fully autonomous vehicles is very popular right now. Consumers are being bombarded with articles about the latest driverless vehicles and autonomous delivery trucks to hit the roads for testing. However, the "reality" of a fully autonomous car has yet to be realized. In fact, this nascent technology will not be safe for widespread use until auto manufacturers overcome the numerous safety risks, such as:
The automotive industry is always rolling out new safety features to prevent accidents and injuries on the road. For this reason, many automotive safety experts argue that it's in the best interest of all motorists to drive the newest car possible. Newer vehicles are more likely to include the latest life-saving safety technology. If you're currently in the market to buy a new vehicle here are some safety features that you might want to make sure that it has.
Have you noticed that more drivers than ever are not respecting common traffic laws these days? Perhaps people don't mean to break the law. They're just too distracted by their cellphones to pay attention to the traffic around them. Or, they're in such a hurry to get where they're going that they push the speed limits, tailgate other drivers and run through red lights without slowing down.
Personal injuries can run the gamut from minor to severe when you crash. The vehicle you're in at the time of the crash makes a significant difference in how dangerous a crash is for you. A person in a semitruck, for instance, is less likely to suffer injuries compared to someone who is in a passenger car or riding a motorcycle.
Car accident causes vary depending on what part of the country you're in, the time of year and local trends. However, there are some kinds of car crashes that personal injury lawyers in California tend to see over and over again. Perhaps the saddest thing about the majority of these crashes -- especially when they result in injury or death -- is the fact that most of them could have been avoided if the at-fault party had acted more responsibly.
We've been hearing about the tragedies, injuries and deaths caused by Takata airbags for a decade. So far, 22 people have died and countless people have been injured in relatively minor accidents that result in these dangerous airbags exploding and sending bullet-like metal projectiles into vehicle compartments. These deadly incidents have prompted automakers and national governments to institute mandatory recalls instructing vehicle owners to bring their cars in for an immediate repair.
Have you ever been driving your car at night and noticed yourself drifting off to sleep? Even at the slightest sign of sleepiness, you should immediately pull off to the side of the road, take a brief nap or drink a cup of coffee. If this isn't enough to resolve your sleep-deprived situation, it's best to save your driving activities for another day rather than to risk your life and the lives of others because you were too tired to stay awake behind the wheel.
With warmer weather and clear skies, it's much more common to see motorcyclists on the roads. Springtime does bring out some unique hazards, though, which could end up causing you trouble while you ride. What can you do to stay safer? Here are a few tips.
American consumers should never assume that the products they purchase are fully safe. Although product safety laws exist to protect consumers – and give them legal recourse in the event they are harmed by defective goods – there are numerous yet-to-be-discovered dangerous products available for purchase right now. Unfortunately, people usually have to get hurt before such products are identified and taken off the market, but that's not what happened in a recent Tesla recall.