July Injury and Accident News
On Apple’s latest operating system release “iOS 11″users will be able to use a new feature: a “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode. The feature is aimed at prohibiting texting or other phone usages while driving. The feature turns off alerts that entice drivers to look at their phones while on the road. Read more about the new technology here.
This week, car maker Volvo announced that it plans to make all new models fully electric of hybrid by 2019. This announcement comes the same week that Tesla starts production of it’s new mass-market Model 3. The new Model 3 starts at $35,000. This is expected to be the start of a major shift to electric for many manufacturers. Read more details about Volvo’s plan here.
With higher use of decks during the warmer months, deck collapses have been in the news more and more lately. Recently a deck collapsed in Montana that injured 32 people aged 3 through 90. Jeff Rossen spoke to a structural engineer about how to know if your deck is at rick of collapsing and what to do about it. According to the engineer, of the 40 million decks in the U.S. only half are built to code. Watch the demonstration here.
Researchers in South Korea tested several horn sounds before they deemed “duck quacks” as the most pedestrian friendly to warn of danger while also reducing the unpleasantness and stressful sound of a classic car horn. What do you think? Would you want your car to “quack” instead of honk? More here.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), summer and early fall are the most dangerous times of the year on the roads. Most fatal accidents occur on the weekends and/or in the late afternoon and evenings. Read more statistics and information here. Remember to use extra caution driving this summer!