If you or someone you know was in a serious car accident, figuring out who was at fault can be tricky business. Texting while driving is very hard to prove, even though everyone knows it probably was the cause of the accident.
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport have a serious defect relating to their steering wheels. According to the automaker, the steering assembly could potentially break off in your hands while driving, leaving your vehicle completely uncontrollable.
Have you ever stopped to consider the best ways to reduce the threat of pedestrians being hit by vehicles? The answers are obvious, when pedestrians and vehicle drivers are more attentive and follow the law, fewer accidents – and fewer deaths – will occur. The problem is that more pedestrians than ever are dying on America's roads. The year 2016 saw the highest number of pedestrian deaths in over three decades.
Faulty Takata Airbags have resulted in countless auto manufacturers recalling millions of vehicles throughout the world. The problem is that numerous vehicle owners have yet to bring their cars into dealerships to get their defective airbags fixed for free. In some cases – in which passengers and drivers of certain vehicles are at risk of death due to a likely airbag explosion – automakers have issued "Do Not Drive" warnings, advising drivers not to operate the vehicles until they get the recall issue repaired.
When you're riding your bicycle through the streets of Roseville, you should always don a bicycle helmet and follow the rules of the road. However, there's only so much these safety precautions can do to prevent injury. You'll also want to increase your visibility. The more you can do to be seen by vehicles, the better your chances are of avoiding a bicycle versus car accident.
We've all heard about the benefits of self-driving cars. You can eat a bagel, drink coffee and a read a book on your way to work in the morning. Best of all, you'll have less of a chance of getting into a crash. But is it true? Are self-driving cars really going to be safer, and will they really serve to eliminate the thousands of unnecessary car accidents, injuries and deaths caused by drunk drivers, distracted drivers and unlawful drivers every year?
The automaker Ford, recently announced that it will expand it's already massive recall of vehicles related to defective Takata Airbags. The recall will expand the issue to approximately 365,000 more Ford-built cars and trucks, including Lincoln, Mercury and Ford models from the years 2009 to 2013. Fortunately, at this time, no injuries or deaths have been reported in connection with these potentially dangerous vehicles.
The safest kind of driving involves a road that is free of traffic in the full light of day, without any kind of rain, sleet, water, ice or snow. However, as any Roseville driver knows -- we don't always have the luxury of such clear driving conditions. Depending where you happen to be driving in the state of California, you could face any number of difficult-to-navigate road conditions that -- if you're not careful -- could increase your chances of getting into a crash.
Imagine getting from point A to point B without worrying that an inattentive driver is more interested in Facebook than paying attention to the road. Imagine driving home after a late night without a single drunk driver on the road. This could become the reality once self-driving automobiles are commonplace in the world. It could make our nation's roads substantially safer.