Tesla has had increasing problems with their self-driving technologies. This company was once revered as a technology leader in the automobile industry, but lately it hasn't been performing at its best. Fatal car accidents in both California and Florida raise questions about Tesla's Autopilot system.
Technology poses a threat to the safety of both drivers and passengers. People become distracted by texting, using social media, or even attempting to make a phone call without using a hands-free device. Digital technology is designed to make everyday tasks easier and more efficient, but if used improperly, can put those on the road at risk. In order to be a safe driver and careful passenger, use technology properly behind the wheel.
Focused drivers help to prevent motor vehicle accidents. These drivers are aware, alert and free of distraction. California drivers must heed the rules of the road while maintaining an alert state of mind. Follow these tips to be a careful driver and to help keep the roads safe.
Although drivers across the United States know how deadly distracted driving is, you will almost always see one or two drivers checking their phones while operating a vehicle. If anecdotal evidence is not your cup of tea, on average, nine people die every day to distracted driving in the United States alone. Additionally, another 1000 people are injured as a result of distracted driving. To make matters worse, many officials believe the actual number of distracted driving caused collisions are greater than the reported values as negligent drivers are often reluctant to admit cell phone use while driving.
As safety technologies and gadgets become more ubiquitous in modern vehicles, does the cost increase for the consumer? Ideally, the more these varying technologies are implemented, the cheaper they should become as competition, further development and market saturation will make them cheaper and more widely available. However, there is a caveat for the time being. In the case of the serious collisions, these tools can be damaged in irreplaceable ways. Let's examine a high speed rear-end collision and determine what the owners are left to handle.