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Technology hopes to reduce drunken driving

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism launched a competition last year to encourage technology start-up companies to design wearable tech devices that reduce drunken driving. The companies were told to focus on designing devices that can measure blood alcohol content via skin contact in real time. The results of that competition will be discussed below.

Study finds multiple factors result in large truck crashes

A major study from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration examined the primary causes behind large truck crashes. It covered 120,000 crashes and limited its research to only serious or fatal accidents. The study was narrowed to 963 truck crashes which resulted in 249 fatalities and 1,654 injuries.

Car crashes are a leading cause of brain injuries

Everyone is familiar with the injuries associated with most car accidents. Even relatively minor fender-benders can result in "whiplash" and other neck injuries. But, according to the CDC, car accidents also account for a disproportionate amount of brain injuries. The high speeds and violence associated with many car crashes can cause serious brain damage in many people.

Active steering may be next phase in truck safety technology

According to industry suppliers, the next big phase in truck safety technology will be active steering. In the 1990s, it was anti-lock brakes and after that it was collision warning systems. The future will be some form of semi-autonomous active steeringg. This technology is already present in consumer vehicles like the Tesla Model S and the latest BMWs. Its reliability and usefulness for long-haul truckers is evident.

3 Common Mistakes People Make When They Talk to Their Insurance Companies

Your insurance company is never going to tell you how to talk to them so your claim is more likely to be accepted or your payout will be as big as it should be.

Little-Known Louisville Driving Laws, Explained

Most people in Louisville are aware that such things as speeding, following another car too closely, failing to stop at stop signs or traffic lights or not pulling over to yield to emergency vehicles are all illegal driving behaviors. There are many other driving behaviors that are lesser-known as well. A conviction for one of them can lead to the person's receiving fines, possibly facing jail time and receiving points against their driver's license. People are only allowed to accumulate a maximum of 12 points against their licenses in two years, so a conviction for some of these offenses in a shorter time period may lead to the suspension of their driving privileges.

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