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3 safety features that could put drivers in danger

Motor vehicles are safer today than ever before. They have stronger frames, crash avoidance technology, and materials engineered to keep passengers safer even in a collision. That said, these advancements are not perfect. They cannot prevent every crash, and in some cases, they can actually cause or contribute to an accident.

The yellow light dilemma

It can happen at the most unsuspecting intersections. You are driving towards an intersection and the light suddenly changes from green to yellow. You must quickly decide between making an abrupt stop or trying to get through the intersection before the light changes to red.

Who is liable in a rideshare accident?

Uber, Lyft, Juno, Zimride—you name it—the ridesharing culture in Florida and across the nation is in full swing. A simple click on a smartphone app and you can hail a private ride in 10 minutes. The reliability of these rides without the need to exchange money is extremely popular among the young and old.

Are pedestrians ever at fault for an accident?

Throughout a lifetime, most people have been on both sides of the situation. Most of us have been the pedestrian jogging across the street, trying to make the most of the crosswalk light that (probably) changed while crossing. Most of us have also been the driver, forced to slam on the brakes for someone who was not paying attention.

Car accidents involving self-driving cars

Car accidents involving self-driving cars are all over the news. Earlier this year, a Tesla Model S was in "autopilot" when it crashed into and killed a pedestrian on a Florida roadway. The vehicle not only failed to stop at a stop sign, it also plowed into a parked car at the same three-way stop intersection. While this particular accident is still under investigation, there have been other devastating problems with the autonomous driving features on newer cars.

Avoiding car accidents with summer road trip safety

Avoiding car accidents with summer road trip safety. We all know that one of the great things about summer is the opportunity to explore the country. Unlike vacations at other times of the year, the kids are out of school and there is no rush to get home so they don't miss class time.

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