Automakers have come a long way since adding seat belts to vehicles. Some California enjoy the benefits of collision-avoidance systems that are preventing crashes. A researcher from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has produced a study about the effects of lane departure and blind spot warning systems. After looking at over 5,000 crashes that took place in 2015, she determined that vehicles with this warning technology experienced certain wrecks at an 11 percent lower rate than vehicles without warning systems.
Many Californians have heard about autonomous vehicles, the driverless cars that promise safer roads and fewer accidents. While some industry insiders have made bullish forecasts about the adoption of these cars by the public, there are several reasons why it may take much longer than might be expected for autonomous vehicles to change the transportation landscape.
There were undoubtedly more pedestrians in California and throughout the nation in the days before motor vehicles became a common means of travel. Regardless, you may still enjoy walking to work once in a while if you're fortunate enough to live near your office. You may also like to go to town on your days off for a stroll, while taking in the sights, visiting shops and perhaps dining at your favorite restaurants. However, walking can be just as dangerous as driving.
The number of fatal traffic accidents is down slightly so far this year, according to preliminary estimates by the National Safety Council, or NSC, a group that has been tracking fatality trends for nearly 100 years.
If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you know how quickly your life can change. One minute you may be driving down the road, and the next, you could find yourself with debilitating, life-altering injuries. Unfortunately, many motor vehicle accidents in California are the result of careless, negligent actions.