The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Christopher Hart, recently delivered a speech in Washington, DC, during which time he offered a number of thoughts and suggestions regarding self-driving automobiles and the overall safety of everyone driving on roadways throughout the country.
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Recently, we have started to hear more and more about Google’s self-driving (or autonomous) automobiles. In June, Google released its Self-Driving Car Project Monthly Report with a focus on keeping bicyclists safe on the road. According to Google, its self-driving vehicles have been programmed to accommodate and recognize bikers.
July 21st, 2016 | Posted by paperstreet, on Accident Attorney
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently conducted a field study of collision-avoidance systems in large trucks and found that the participants (150 tractor trailers that had collision avoidance systems in place) drove over 85,000 hours and three million miles without a rear-end collision occurring.
Allstate Insurance has released its 2016 Best Drivers Report, and while Colorado drivers did not make the top 10 this time, several cities throughout the state fell within the top 50 cities on the list of 200.
July 7th, 2016 | Posted by Levine Law, on Accident Attorney
Many drivers who travel area roadways on a routine basis are quite aware of the fact that certain times of day are busier than others. When there are more automobiles on the road, the chances of being involved in a collision increase. However, the risks aren’t simply limited to a certain time of day. Roadway dangers can exist throughout the year during certain seasons, as well as during the days and weeks surrounding holidays.
July 5th, 2016 | Posted by Levine Law, on Accident Attorney
In recent years, we have seen a number of automobile-related recalls, many of which have been related to Takata airbag problems. General Motors, in particular, has recalled millions of automobiles due to countless safety-related issues.
The most recent truck accident data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides an alarming look at the seriousness of truck accidents and the number of fatalities associated with them. While it is true that truck accidents occur, not only in Colorado, but all throughout the country, the statistics from 2014 show that there are several states that top the list for having the most fatal truck accidents.