Lawmakers and safety experts all over the country are working to combat the dangers of distracted driving. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is now recommending that commercial drivers be banned from using mobile phones while driving. The NTSB believes the measure could prevent many truck accidents caused by negligent semi drivers. The recommendation was one of several made as a result of the NTSB investigation into a 2010 truck accident that led to 11 fatalities in Kentucky.
This post is the final in a series of posts on the four most common factors that contribute to motor vehicle accidents.
This post is the third in a series of posts on the four most common factors that contribute to motor vehicle accidents.
On August 16, 2011, two days after the tragic Indiana State Fair stage collapse, we called on the Indiana State Government to accept its share of responsibility for this tragedy, immediately set up a $5,000,000 damages fund for the victims, and introduce legislation repealing the unfair $5 million damages cap that applies under Indiana law. We are happy to note that the Indiana State Government is showing signs that it will step up and do the right thing.
This post is the second in a series of posts on the four most common factors that contribute to motor vehicle accidents.
Similar to a motor vehicle's cruise control, modern commercial airplanes have auto pilot features. The question is, however, whether drivers and pilots rely too heavily on these automated features.