There has been much hype over the idea that an autonomous driving vehicle could make the roadways safer for fellow motorists. The motivation behind this technology is that human error causes the majority of auto accidents. Sadly, a recent fatal collision in Arizona points to the fact that no technology is fool-proof.
There is much speculation concerning automated vehicles that do not require much input from a human driver. However, while it may be some time before the majority of traffic is composed of these types of vehicles, some of the automated features on current models may prevent some auto accidents -- if applied as intended. Arizona residents who reside in high-traffic areas may welcome the assistance these features provide.
It is likely that few people stop to consider that simply getting in the family car can be a life-altering decision. Sadly, for too many Arizona families, serious auto accidents can change their lives forever. One recent wreck stole the life of a 9-year-old child.
You've probably seen movies where people miraculously walk away from violent rollover crashes, but when a car rolls over, the results can be catastrophic and fatal for anyone inside.
Whenever there is an emergency of any type in the Phoenix area, the image of first responders may come to mind, as they are the ones tasked with keeping others safe. Unfortunately, no job title can protect even these heroes from becoming victims of tragedies such as auto accidents. Recently, police held a fundraiser to help provide for one of their own.
The news media frequently report on wrecks that have occurred due to a high-speed police pursuit. However, even when law enforcement have abandoned their chase, fleeing drivers may still cause serious auto accidents. One recent incident has led to a serious crash in Arizona that injured several people.
The more time one spends on the road increases the odds of being involved in a serious crash. Even age and experience cannot protect Arizona residents from the tragedies wrought by unexpected auto accidents. One recent wreck claimed the life of one woman and injured three other people.
The decision to ingest intoxicating substances and then get behind the wheel of an automobile can have life-changing consequences. When that decision causes others to suffer harm from resulting auto accidents, then the lives of innocent families are also negatively impacted forever. Two families in Arizona are now experiencing this pain firsthand.
Let's say you've had a long day at work, and you just want to get home to relax. You get in your car, put on your seat belt, and drive out of your office's parking lot. You merge onto the highway and get ready to cruise home. But shortly after you get on the highway, you notice a car next to you with a driver that is looking down at their lap. A ghostly glow illuminates the front seat, and you know immediately -- they are looking at their cell phone.