In the United States, car accidents kill over 3,700 people a day. Thousands of others are seriously injured every day. Most of these injuries, such as head injuries, are permanent. Head injuries also disorient victims, which means they are not thinking clearly in the wake of a wreck. Therefore, they often unintentionally do or don’t… Read more »
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Fewer car accidents, along with more free time, were supposed to be a “silver lining” of the pandemic lockdown cloud. Vehicle miles traveled indeed dropped. But since drivers developed some bad habits, like drinking and driving and speeding excessively, the number of fatal accidents increased. Two years after COVID restrictions began easing, the number of… Read more »
True self-driving vehicles probably won’t be widely available until the mid-2030s, at the earliest. Until then, a “self-driving car” is basically a marketing term. Various driver assistance features are currently available, like proximity sensors. Furthermore, some form of autopilot might be available by the end of the 2020s. Driver error, which causes over 98% of… Read more »
Safer roads were supposed to be one of the silver linings of the dark pandemic lockdown cloud. Instead, the number of fatal vehicle collisions increased in 2020. The number increased even more sharply in 2021. Observers believe that drivers developed some bad habits, like speeding excessively and driving while impaired when lockdowns mostly empties the… Read more »
By the numbers, the Prairie State has one of the highest percentages of uninsured drivers in the country. Uninsured motorists are more likely to flee accident scenes than any other driver because they lack insurance. However, fewer than 10 percent of hit-and-run motorists are successfully prosecuted in criminal court. That low figure is mostly due… Read more »
Vehicle collisions kill or seriously injure thousands of people in Ogle County every year. Human error, mostly driver error is behind over 90 percent of car accidents. Typically, this error involves negligence or a lack of care. Most noncommercial drivers have a duty of reasonable care. They must ensure that both they and their vehicles… Read more »
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