Posts Tagged 'road safety'

Smarter Vehicles De-emphasizing Driving Skills, Increasing Risky Behaviors

smarter vehicles may be making drivers worseAdaptive cruise control. Lane assist. And, in some cases, complete autopilot. As our nation’s roadways become increasingly crowded, the vehicles on them are getting increasingly smarter. Skills and habits that were once fundamental to the safe operation of a vehicle – things like checking blind spots before changing lanes and maintaining safe following distances – are becoming more and more rare as our vehicles take on these responsibilities themselves.

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Which Holiday is the Most Dangerous for Travelers?

The weather outside might be frightful and the fire in the fireplace might indeed be delightful, but holidays mean that Americans have plenty of places to go. And while many might be under the impression that the approach of the winter holidays means a spike in automobile fatalities is looming right around the corner, CBS News reports of an analysis conducted on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that shows otherwise.

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