Most accidents occur in the blink of an eye. One minute, you're driving along, and the next you find yourself confused and dazed. More than likely, you sit there wondering what just happened. From inside your car, you assess as much of the damage as you can.
Two people were killed and another was injured after a driver was speeding along the wrong side of the road. The collision occurred around 8:20 on a Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver who allegedly caused the crash was said to have been traveling at speeds up to 100 mph. He was on the wrong side of the road and driving around blind curves, which is regrettably common in wrong-way car accidents.
Car accidents remain a substantial cause of most injuries and fatalities in the United States. Luckily, car collision rates have trended down for the past half century or so. But, a recent uptick has safety experts, and government officials worried. The two-year spike is unprecedented, and researchers are scrambling to identify the factors behind the rise.
It is incredible how quickly a company can fall from the good graces of the public and government. Earlier this year, Uber was a technological darling with the rollout of its autonomous car program in Pittsburgh. It was touted as the future of driving as the downtown was crisscrossed with self-driven cars. In furtherance of those goals, Uber began rolling out its technology to California, specifically, in San Francisco. Unfortunately, it isn?t going as planned.
In the state of California, and in other U.S. states, a person has a right to file a wrongful death civil claim if they have lost a loved one to a car accident caused by another's negligence. If their loved one has suffered injuries because of a negligent driver, the injured person can file a personal injury claim. If a company-owned vehicle is at fault in car accidents, one can file claims against both the driver and the company for which he or she drives. A recent California accident is an example of all three.
Every year, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS<), releases a new set of safety standard reviews of SUV rollover safety. The rollover safety rating of a vehicle is measured by two tests, first the likelihood of the car rolling over and second, the danger of the rollover itself. This post will address the second test, which is the one promulgated by IIHS.
Caltrans, the inventor of the ubiquitous Botts Dot, is now phasing out this stalwart piece of highway safety technology. The Bott Dot was invented by Caltrans engineer, Elbert Botts, at the Sacramento laboratory. They were originally conceived as a new way to denote lanes on freeways. The paint used at the time faded too quickly due to the greater number of lane changes that occur on freeways. In fact, the original purpose of the Bott Dot was merely to denote lanes. Their touted safety as a “bump” warning to drivers was only later advertised.
The short answer is, of course, maybe. While there are not federal or state laws that specifically regulate or prohibit barefoot driving, that does not cover local ordinances which may or may not include such restrictions. Barefoot driving usually comes up during the spring and summer, so to preempt those question, this post will go over the dangers of barefoot driving and how it intersects with the law.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, electric vehicles are responsible for around 2,400 pedestrian and cyclist injuries every year. Electric vehicles (EVs) are very quiet, which is a great selling point, but an issue for safety. People rely on all of their senses to navigate the world safely. EVs, while good for the environment, are often too quiet for people to hear and react to them. This post will go over the new safety standards and what they may mean for you.
You may think that what needs to happen after an accident is obvious, get their insurance information. You are right, however, gathering information is not your priority after an accident. This post will go over some of the things you should do just after an accident, for your safety and the safety of everyone else.