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Car accident prevention of driverless cars decades away

Whether it is a daily commute to work or a long drive to a vacation destination, most Maryland drivers would rather be doing something else with their time than sitting behind the wheel. The companies pouring money into driverless car technology are counting on this selling point but the most important factor is safety. Despite the potentially enormous benefits in reducing accidents, autonomous cars are likely to remain in the future for a good while longer.

Motorcycle riding is riskier for seniors

Motorcycles are not inexpensive, and it is ironic that when you are finally able to afford the Yamaha or Hog of your dreams, the purchase may come with risks you may not have considered. During the past two decades, the average age of motorcyclists has increased, and so has the rate of injuries.

Wearable device to combat drowsy driving

While drowsy driving may not share the same reputation as drunk driving, it can present the same danger on the road. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, as many as 6,000 fatal traffic accidents in the United States are due to drowsy driving. Maryland motorists who are concerned about falling asleep behind the wheel may be interested to know that they may be able to use a new device to keep themselves awake.

Winners emerge from IIHS car accident safety tests

Results from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety crash tests show Maryland drivers have a number of new choices in the large and luxury classes. An article in USA Today helps explain why this is important in terms of the criteria for an automobile being designated a Top Safety Pick Plus. It also details why Tesla and others were not selected for the category.

Self-driving cars raise safety concerns

Many safety advocates in Maryland and around the country are concerned about the potential roadway repercussions of the development of self-driving cars. While a number of major corporations are pursuing projects related to autonomous vehicles, consumer advocates are urging enhanced safety testing and certifications for the vehicles.

Tips for handling a car accident

There are certain steps that all drivers who are in Maryland car accidents should take and some that are particularly important for people who are not at fault. In the immediate aftermath of an accident, it is important for people to remain calm and check themselves and others for injuries. People who are injured should not be moved unless it is absolutely necessary. However, vehicles should be moved out of the road if possible so that they do not cause another accident.

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