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Uber self-driven cars hit snag

Uber's vaunted autonomous car program was welcomed with much fanfare and support in 2016. Their cars began rolling out to downtown Pittsburgh, so chosen because it's hard for cars to adapt to and operate in it. Unfortunately, it seems Uber's...
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What laws govern self-driving Ohio trucks and cars?

Autonomous trucks are now allowed to drive down a stretch of Ohio U.S. 33, now known as the Smart Mobility Corridor. As Ohio moves into the automated future, you may be wondering what laws govern self-driving trucks and cars in...
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Motor vehicle accidents: yes, it’s dangerous out there

We all know that one hand on the wheel and the other wrapped around a smartphone does not spell a good combination when it comes to roadway safety in Pennsylvania, Ohio or anywhere else across the country.It fact, it is...
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Banner year for car accidents spells danger for motorists

If there ever was a year where getting in a car accident seemed like a distinct possibility, this would be it. An October report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals a 10.4 percent increase in traffic deaths in...
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Can self-driving cars ever truly be safe?

This week the Obama administration issued guidelines for automakers that are wading into the world of self-driving cars. While not prescribing technological limitations, the guidelines emphasize the essential importance of safety. In the still-early stages of the technology, however, there are...
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Enjoying a late summer drive? Get your feet off the dashboard.

The last days of summer are a golden time. Going for a drive to the beach or down a long country road can inspire a certain looseness and relaxation. Passengers may be tempted to rest their feet on the dashboard,...
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Are you a road rager?

If so, you're not alone. According to a recent report on aggressive driving put out by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, taken from a survey of 2,705 licensed drivers in 2014, 78% of drivers had engaged in some sort...
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Unsecured boats atop cars can cause crashes

As we move into mid-to-late summer, many people are trying to get out on the water as much as they can before the weather turns cold. But when their haste means that kayaks or canoes don't get properly secured, tragic...
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The word “accident” may be going out of style

Some advocates are pushing journalists and policymakers to stop using the word 'accident' when describing a car crash, believing that the word minimizes the responsibility of the person who caused the crash. With many car crashes being the result of...
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Pennsylvania to require rear-facing seats for children under 2

On June 13, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into a law a bill requiring children under the age of 2 to ride in backwards-facing child seats when traveling in a vehicle. Previous law required only children under the age of...
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Does your personality put you at risk for distracted driving?

Distracted driving is a major problem on the road, killing thousands of people each year and injuring hundreds of thousands of others. Distracted driving behaviors include anything that takes your attention away from the road while you're driving. Texting and...
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Automatic braking to be standard by 2022

Twenty automakers that make nearly all cars driven in the U.S. have committed to making automatic emergency brakes (AEB) a standard feature of new cars starting in September 2022 at the latest. The brakes are intended to prevent accidents or...
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