The number of licensed drivers over the age of 65 in California is growing rapidly as baby boomers reach retirement age. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is well aware that there are more and more senior citizens behind the wheel, and they are working to ensure that the roads are safe for them.
Most California drivers know that driving while fatigued is dangerous. Few drivers, however, recognize just how risky it is to get behind the wheel when they are drowsy. A recent study has found that tired drivers are as many as three times more likely to get into car accidents compared to their wide-awake counterparts.
There may be nothing more frightening for a motorcyclist than the possibility of getting hit by another car on the road. Unfortunately, these types of accidents happen much too frequently in San Diego and all across California. Because of their smaller size, motorcycles can be a little bit more difficult to spot on the road and when drivers do not take the time to look out for a biker, they run the risk of crashing into one.
Many San Diego residents may have heard the story on the morning news yesterday about a woman who drove into a lake while she was texting. While this car accident did not take place here in California, it has made international news.
San Diego residents may have heard about some of the interesting technologies that are being developed by automakers in order to help people avoid collisions. In recent years, a number of automakers have been working on building autonomy into vehicles, by allowing them to communicate with each other and send warnings to drivers when a car accident is imminent. Some of these programs even allow the car to take over and drive itself at times - braking at the last minute or taking over the steering wheel when the driver is not responding to demands.