Now that driverless cars are on the road, unique questions arise - particularly regarding ethical choices. The biggest question on the table is this: Should a self-driving car run over pedestrians who happen to be in its path, or should it sacrifice itself and its passengers by swerving aside?
In the wake of a storm, car accidents abound. Although the recent, so-called Blizzard Nemo has come and gone, its hazardous residue remains: icy streets, snow covered roads, displaced trees and debris, and so on. In light of this, Breslin and Breslin would like to remind readers of the perils of distracted driving--especially in these winter months.
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It certainly wouldn't be inappropriate for executives at Toyota's world headquarters in Japan to affix a plaque with this statement at the main corporate entrance: The best of times, the worst of times.
A professor and traffic safety expert at one university calls the concept of accident-free cars "very hot" and says that the technology enabling them will be sufficiently advanced to allow such vehicles to begin operating on some roads and highways in the near foreseeable future.
The results are in on the first-ever public health study regarding the effectiveness of license decals that identify novice drivers.
Saying that the smartphone "is a product we sell and it's being used inappropriately," AT&T chairman and chief executive Randall L. Stephenson is speaking out forcefully in efforts to curb the widespread and dangerous practice of texting while driving.
For some people, it might appropriately be called a pet peeve, namely, seeing other vehicles flash by with noticeably unrestrained animals -- usually dogs -- hanging halfway out windows, jumping over seats or clearly engaging the attention of their owners while those persons are driving.
Few polls or surveys are infallible, with most people being well aware that stated conclusions on just about anything have a margin of error in them that must be accounted for.
Earlier this month, the New Jersey Supreme Court upheld a law that requires teenage drivers to display a decal on their license plate for a specified period of time. In its decision, the court unanimously overruled lower court decisions finding that the decal requirement constituted an unreasonable search and seizure and violated privacy laws.