Regulation has always been a hot topic in the world of autonomous vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, citing its intention to rewrite regulations in order to account for passenger-carrying autonomous vehicles without passenger controls, as well as self-driving cars designed for no passengers. Individuals in Arizona and throughout the United States have some concerns about the risk of auto accidents with these vehicles, but changes to the wording of regulations may help regulators explore these challenges within the confines of pre-existing documentation.
When a collision occurs, determining who is at fault is often one of the most important determinations. This determination is so important because it clarifies who is liable for the accident. Liability plays a role in the outcome of auto accidents, particularly with regard to insurance and charges. Here are some things Arizona drivers should know about how fault is assigned.
You took your vehicle in for maintenance, and the mechanic said that your brakes needed to be repaired. They weren't stopping your vehicle well, and that meant that you were more likely to be involved in a collision.
Driving while tired and inexperienced individuals behind the wheel are both often cited as causes of collisions. This inspired some U.S. researchers to ask the question: Do early class start times increase the risk of auto accidents involving teens? The results of the study may have an important takeaway for teen drivers and their parents in Arizona and across the country.
When shopping for a car, many people consider the safety features inside. Having the right safety features can prevent or reduce the risk of serious injury in auto accidents, but it can sometimes be difficult for Arizona drivers to compare safety add-ons between vehicle brands. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has now released a list of standardized names, sending a signal to automakers that they are advocating for consumer-friendly terms.
Filing an insurance claim after a motor vehicle accident sounds easy enough. You call your agent, provide some information and wait for them to provide you with all the compensation you deserve.
Car crashes are never welcome events, but some of them can be particularly devastating. One Arizona family is dealing with just such a tragedy after a father, mother and their 5-year-old daughter were hurt in a recent collision. Healing from the serious injuries the family suffered after the motor vehicle accident will take time and so will the police investigation into exactly what happened.
When a car crash happens, it is almost never a positive event. Those that result in the loss of life are particularly troubling. They can often leave both a family and law enforcement with more questions than answers. A motor vehicle accident here in Arizona that resulted in the death of one woman may have done just that as investigators work to find out exactly why the collision occurred.
There are a variety of safety steps you must take before hitting the road, with putting on your seat belt among the most important. If you neglect to do this, there's a much greater chance of serious injury in the event of an accident.
The holiday season has arrived, which means Arizona drivers will be sharing the roads with more people than at other times of the year. When the roads are busier, it naturally increases the chances for auto accidents, and a bad driver, increases those chances even more. Drivers may benefit by focusing on how to share the roads safely with others during the holiday season.