Accident and Injury News- December
Cars Talking To Each Other? Yes. It Might Happen
The U.S. Department of Transportation and many automakers have been testing vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication for a couple of years. Well first, what does V2V mean? The idea is that cars would be able to warn other cars about hazards on the road. So basically a really big and smart blind-spot alert system,
The proposal on the NHTSA website is very detailed about what exactly the proposal is for implementing this technology. In layman’s terms, code would work with GPS data to make this technology work.
An 18-year-old girl was live-streaming her and and her friend as she drive on a Pennsylvania highway. The live-streaming seemed to cause them to have been driving slowly in the right lane. Both teens died after a tractor-trailer smashed into the back of their car.
The Tampa Bay Times has published an amazing interactive & understable story utilizing legos and stop motion video. This story is about the confusion of local leaders over the future of the Howard Franklin Bridge. The lack in communication between local leaders and the DOT caused a lot of puzzling. Watch & read the article here.
Tow To Go by AAA is a free service that gives rides to impaired drivers and tows their cars for free. This service is offered to any motorists not just AAA members. The service will start Friday De.23 through 6 a.m. Jan. 2 2017.With this service, there is absolutely ZERO excuse to drink and drive. To obtain a ride, call 855-286-9246. The service is also available for other holidays such as Thanksgiving, Labor Day and Independence Day, among others.
The Safest Cars of 2017- The IIHS Top Safety Awards
Every year the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) releases their “Top Safety Pick+” and “Top Safety Pick” vehicles. You can see the 2016 Top Safety Pick lists here. This year, 38 models earned the Top Safety Pick+ award and 44 vehicles earned a Top Safety Pick Award.