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Driver-less cars coming in the near future

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.

Woman killed in accident

A 62-year-old man faces involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influences charges arising from a collision between two vehicles and resulted in the death of a 62-year-old woman. On Dec. 27, Henrico Police served warrants upon the suspected drunk driver who records show has a criminal history that includes a drug charge, a charge of public intoxication and a traffic violation. He is scheduled to be back in court on Jan. 27 for a hearing.

Even after Christmas, drivers must still be cautious

Now that Christmas has passed, the rush to return gifts that are too small, too big or just not right begins. Many retailers are opening at the early hours of December 26, and consumers appear ready. In fact, after Christmas sales represent a good proportion of holiday sales.

Selfies behind the wheel are a bad idea

The word "selfie" has reached a prominent status in pop culture lexicon. It has been dubbed "Word of the Year 2013" and use of the word has increased 17,000 percent (not kidding) over the last year according to Oxford Dictionaries. However, the specter of drivers taking selfies while behind the wheel has grabbed the attention of the American Automobile Association (AAA).

Proper child seat use declining, study says

The winter driving season brings a number of hazards that drivers must be aware of, including snowy roads, black ice and fog. While these hazards compel drivers to slow down and be vigilant about their surroundings, it creates added emphasis on safety for young children riding in cars.

Formal probe announced for Tesla car battery fires

In our prior post, we discussed the latest public relations issue involving electric car maker Tesla. Essentially, another fire emanating from a car battery made headlines and created strong suspicion that federal investigators would soon be involved.

Electric car maker sees third fire in test drives

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.

Change in time may lead to additional accidents

Many people relish the extra hour of sleep they received through the change from daylight savings time to standard time. However, it could also mean the beginning of seasonal affective disorder, since the days are considerably shorter than they were almost two months ago.

Helpful safety tips for pedestrians on Halloween

With tomorrow being Halloween, we find it appropriate to remind our readers of the importance of safe driving. Children from across the metro area will be dressed up to canvass neighborhoods in search of candy tomorrow evening. With so many little ones on the streets, drivers should take extra precautions so that kids will make it home safely.

Driver-less cars are still far away

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.

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