A tragic accident that killed a beloved Virginia teacher is being investigated by Virginia State Police. Earlier this month, a driver crossed the median on U.S. 220 and caused a head-on collision with another driver, killing her. The driver who crossed the median was driving a 2012 Dodge Journey southbound on U.S. 220 and hit the northbound driver of a 2015 Nissan Versa near Virginia 919.
Virginia residents know that driving takes a great deal of concentration. A driver must pay attention to his or her own vehicle and navigate the road ahead, while at the same time observing other vehicles on the road, as well as weather and road conditions. A distracted driver is one who is not properly paying attention to the conditions surrounding him or her. Distracted drivers can be dangerous drivers, and lead to more than 3,000 deaths in car crashes each year.
Labor Day weekend is often a busy time in which families and friends gather to celebrate the end of summer. Unfortunately, for two Virginia families, this season will not be as joyful after two loved ones died in a recent car accident.
Distracted driving is often very dangerous. There are various causes and stimuli that can distract a driver from focusing on the road. Such stimuli might include driving while intoxicated, driving while speaking on a cell phone and driving while texting. Many people in Virginia are involved in car accidents every year due to such distracted driving.
The loss of a loved one is always devastating and painful. The going gets even tougher when it is obvious that the loved one's death was due to the negligence of another party. That often happens when it comes to car accidents. Fortunately, in the event of a fatal car accident, Virginia laws permit a victim's family to pursue a wrongful death claim that can provide them with compensation, which helps recover some of the damages suffered due to the loss of a loved one.
It is unfathomable to think about a driver relaxing in the driver’s seat of a car, travelling down I-95 while reading a book. To many, that vision is the ultimate notion of distracted driving. However, in the next decade, this could be a regular occurrence. According to a recent study written by IHS Automotive, autonomous cars could be seen on American roads as soon as 2020.
Two months ago, fledgling car company Tesla appeared to be on a meteoric rise to superstardom. The electric sports car maker had received a slew of back orders for the release of its Model S, the car had performed well in crash tests, and the battery-powered car appeared to have the potential to change the market regarding gas powered cars.
The goal of producing an autonomous vehicle is arguably on the agenda of every major automaker in the world. Based on a number of media reports regarding the next wave of safety measures, it appears that several automakers are on their way to reaching their goals. In many 2014 models, more cars will feature crash avoidance and lane integrity systems, which could be precursors to autonomous vehicles.