New York technophiles may be interested to learn that, on July 1, Google's self-driving vehicle was involved in an accident. The company stated that the rear-end collision was caused by a human driver and not by the vehicle itself.
According to many behavioral experts, people under the age of 21 have an invincibility complex that causes them to believe they can engage in risky driving behaviors without consequences. Because of this, young drivers cause a disproportionate number of fatal car accidents in New York and across the United States.
Drowsy drivers are involved in a higher percentage of accidents than had been previously estimated, a study conducted by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has revealed. New York motorists might benefit from knowing the dangers of driving when sleep-deprived.
According to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 360 New York residents lost their lives in 2012 in traffic accidents involving excessive speed. The agency says that speeding drivers are involved in about 30 percent of all of the fatal motor vehicle accidents that occur in the United States each year. Excessive speed kills over 10,000 people on the roads annually, and NHTSA puts the yearly cost to society of these fatal accidents at over $40 billion.