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September 2017 Archives

Texting and driving survey shows awareness of its danger

Most drivers in California have seen others texting and driving. A survey sponsored by Progressive Insurance that polled about 1,000 people about smartphone use behind the wheel found that 62 percent of respondents felt concerned when they witnessed the behavior. Spotting someone texting in traffic irritated half of respondents.

Wheel spikes or other ornaments may contribute to crashes

Dangerous or distracting ornamentation on motor vehicles can contribute to accidents. At the same time, drivers on California roads are known to enjoy the freedom of expression available via custom decals and paint jobs, after-market accessories and rims. There is some debate in the legal community regarding whether and at what point such customization constitutes a safety hazard.

Collision avoidance systems work, if drivers use them

A report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that collision avoidance systems work to prevent motor vehicle accidents on roadways in California and across the United States. A vice president with IIHS analyzed more than 5,000 car accidents that occurred during 2015. She found an 11 percent lower rate of head-on, single car and sideswipe collisions for vehicles in which warning systems were active.

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