Tag: car accidents
Self-Driving Cars: Will They Replace Humans Behind the Wheel?
When self-driving cars or autonomous cars are accepted everywhere, will the government ever ban human driven cars? Let’s look at what’s behind the push for self-driving cars, also called “autonomous cars”. We all know computer people want to take over the world. In stores, self-checkouts now slowly overtake the function […]
Traffic Accidents: Gridlock, Bad Drivers and Accident Rates
Traffic, accidents and headaches. Those three things seem to go together. For those who sit in traffic day in and day out there’s no relief in numbers. But people who study such things tell us Massachusetts has reason to be proud. Boston rush hour traffic ranks number 1 worst in […]
Worse Drivers, Men or Women? The Survey Says …
Who are the worse drivers, men or women? We’re not looking to inflame the so-called battle of the sexes. In researching this topic we found numerous studies claiming to provide facts and insight on America’s driving habits. After a while the studies piled up to the point that this age-old […]
Time Change Causes Accidents
Spring ahead and fall back, they say, but do they know the time change causes accidents? Setting clocks ahead in the spring and back in the fall annoys many people. Beyond the annoyance, car accident experts warn that setting the clock back in the fall increases the number of car […]
What Causes Most Car Accidents?
You’re driving along at full highway speed. Music plays. Thoughts wander from that project at work to weekend plans. Seems like nothing could go wrong. The suddenly, bam. Car accidents kill 38,000 people in the U.S. each year. Two million injuries result from car accidents annually. Records indicated 34,436 car […]
Motor Vehicle Accidents Don’t Just Happen
Motor vehicle accidents don’t “just happen”, contrary to the old saying. For the most part, motor vehicle accidents happen because someone is at fault. If everyone behind the wheel always drove safely and followed the rules, there would be few if any accidents on the highways. Even good drivers make mistakes. […]
Winter Driving Conditions: Why Snow Accidents Happen
Winter driving conditions challenge even the most experienced drivers. From multi car pileups on the interstates to the slipping and sliding fender benders on local roads, snow and ice present collision dangers unlike any others. With the exception of brand new drivers who have never ever driven in snow and […]
Rotaries: Traffic Dangers and Statistics
Traffic rotaries send traffic looping around in a circle instead of meeting at an intersection. In the U.S. they exist largely but not entirely in New England. Rotaries started out in Europe but were imported to the U.S. as an alternative to controlled intersections. Highway “experts” claim rotaries aid in […]
Cell Phones and Accidents: Is Legal Cell Phone Use Negligence?
Motor vehicle accidents happen more often than not due to driver inattention. Jabbering on the cell phone, texting, eating, drinking, turning to communicate with passengers, daydreaming and many other distractions reduce driver attention. Cell phones and accidents present growing legal issues. Whether the distraction breaks a state law or not, […]