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What Is the “Three-Second” Rule in Driving?

There are many practical rules that motorists use to drive safely. Georgia traffic laws outline many of these rules, such as not exceeding the speed limit or driving through a red light. Some rules are common-sense, like don’t continue driving when the fuel gauge reads “empty,” and remember to turn your lights on when it’s…

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Why Multi-Lane Highways Increase the Risk of Collisions

Many people assume bigger highways are safer because they cut down on traffic congestion, but the exact opposite appears to be true. According to a study conducted by Nordic Road & Transport Research, wider roads lead to fewer accidents, and increasing the number of lanes will usually decrease the number of accidents, but if the…

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Can Driverless Vehicles Be Hacked?

The promise of autonomous vehicles – cars and trucks that don’t need a human driver behind the wheel – offer many advantages. Proponents of driverless cars envision fewer traffic accidents caused by human error, more efficient movement of cargo, drunk driving prevention, and improved mass transit. However, as full and partially autonomous vehicles start rolling…

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Advanced Driver-Assistance Technologies Linked to Numerous Collisions

Almost 400 automobile collisions occurring in the last year involved vehicles equipped with advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA’s findings are part of the agency’s effort to determine the degree of safety provided by advanced driving systems. According to NHTSA data, Teslas outfitted with Autopilot, Full…

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The Dangers of Autonomous Vehicle Testing on Public Roads

When it comes to driving, we expect everyone to be in control of their vehicles: both hands on the wheel, foot on the appropriate pedal, and attention on the road in front of them. Yet, these reasonable assumptions are changing as autonomous vehicles begin to fill up our highways and public streets. If these autonomous…

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Are We Really Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?

For years, we have been working on getting autonomous vehicles on the road. After all, the idea of being driven around by our cars is an appealing thought, but only if the vehicle can safely get us to where we need to be, and unfortunately, we have not yet developed the perfect way to do…

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Who’s Liable if I’m Injured by a Street Racer?

Driving in itself is a risky but necessary activity. That’s why there are strict rules and regulations when it comes to driving on public streets. These laws are in place to keep you and everyone around you safe while on the road. Over the past two years, there has been an increase of fatal, high-speed…

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What Is the Risk to Older Drivers on the Road?

We all want our roads to be as safe as possible – not only for ourselves, but for our teenaged children just learning to drive, our school buses, and also our elderly loved ones. Today’s older population is doing better health-wise than previous generations, so they are driving well into their seventies and eighties. As…

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Will a New Approach Make Our Roads Safer?

As a society, we have come to accept that car accidents are inevitable. Perhaps you do not expect such a thing to happen to yourself, but we hear about car accidents every day on the news and on the radio. The question is: Why is driving such an unsafe activity, and can we as a…

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