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Car Accidents Archives

Until we have self-driving cars, put down your smartphone!

If Google has its way, self-driving cars will be the future of transportation. Whether we get there and get there soon remains to be seen, but until we have cars that don't require drivers to be constantly paying attention, we will have people putting their lives and safety, as well as everyone else on the road, at risk by not focusing on driving. Unfortunately for the people of Doylestown, there are a number of serious car accidents caused by distracted drivers.

Car accidents cause considerable economic loss and societal harm

If you were to guess how much damage car accidents caused in 2010, what would you say? Would you guess $871 billion, because that is what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has calculated to be the total economic loss and societal harm caused by car accidents. That is the total for a single year, so you can only imagine how much damage has been caused in the past five years.

Safety technology is not just for cars

Anyone in Philadelphia who follows auto industry news knows that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into making "smart" technology mandatory in all new cars. While they haven't yet ordered it, it is highly likely that this kind of safety technology will soon find its way into our cars. More importantly, however, is that similar technology is making its way into bicycles, too. Not only will this go a long way to warn bikers of dangerous situations, but it will also allow bicycles to communicate with cars, hopefully avoiding bicycle crashes.

Snowy, icy conditions caused 100-car Pennsylvania Turnpike pileup

Doylestown has been digging out after a massive winter storm blew through much of the Northeast earlier in the week, but it was on Pennsylvania's roads that some of the worst damage had been done. The Pennsylvania Turnpike appears to have gotten quite icy and snowy in the storm, which appears to have contributed to a 100-vehicle pileup. Though the weather conditions could certainly be blamed, it is also up to individual drivers to drive carefully and slowly in and following adverse weather conditions. Ultimately, an icy road can be traversed without incident if the motorist is driving for the conditions.