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Autonomous Vehicles: Will They Ever Be Safe Enough?

Have there ever been times when, as a driver, you wish someone else could take the driving over for you? Maybe you would like to experience the feeling of going into autopilot whenever you have been traveling for too long on the road. Essentially, that is the premise of an autonomous vehicle. A fully autonomous…

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A Wet Cupholder in the BMW X7 Might Ruin Your Airbags

We expect car manufacturers to know what they’re doing when they’re building the cars we need to safely drive on the road. We assume that controls and features are designed in such a way that will not be inconvenient or dangerous to the driver. However, it’s not uncommon that these manufacturers make mistakes, or are…

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Adaptive Driving Beams Are Almost Here

Some drivers have mixed emotions concerning nighttime driving. While some people do not mind driving at night, many are concerned that the visibility issues will lead to a traffic accident, even with the use of headlights. The National Safety Council reports that the vast majority of pedestrian deaths occur during dark lighting conditions, peaking on…

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The Dangers of Road Defects

With the intention of making the roads safer, the Honda Research Institute has initiated a pilot program to help check for faded or missing highway lane markings. The company has developed a system that uses the driver-assistance camera and GPS systems to evaluate the condition of the roads on which they travel. The systems will…

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Why Tailgating Is Such a Dangerous Driving Behavior

Tailgating – which should not be confused with partying at the Arizona Cardinals football games – is defined as driving too close to drivers in front of you. When drivers tailgate, there is an increased chance that they will rear-end the driver in front of them. Drivers who tailgate also make the drivers in front…

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Pain and Suffering Awards in Vehicle Accident Claims

Let’s be honest. When a car accident causes injuries, the injuries often cause unbearable pain. The initial pain before there’s any medical treatment may cause you to go into shock. And almost everyone who is in an accident suffers stress. People worry about what type of injuries they have, can they be treated, and will…

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Failure to Yield Is the Leading Cause of Truck Accidents

One of the most popular ways to ship large amounts of cargo across the continental US is by truck (or tractor trailer). It is no shock to go onto any freeway, especially here in Arizona, and see at least a couple of the moving behemoths sharing the roads with you. With these large vehicles, however,…

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