Posts by Jordan Perch
Although car makers are touting voice controls in cars as the ideal solution for eliminating distracted driving, which has become the leading issue for road safety in the United States in recent years, many traffic safety experts have been claiming that they can pose significant safety risks, themselves.
Maybe Google only thought about the future of personal transportation when it started developing its self-driving cars, but with various car makers taking autonomous driving technology to a whole new level in recent years, it becomes quite clear that it might well find its way into commercial transport, as well.
While most U.S. states offer various incentives to encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles, EV adoption in one particular state has been well ahead of the others. It's California, which has been at the forefront of EV adoption for years now, thanks in no small part to the financial incentives and other forms of support provided by the state, which include purchase rebates and carpool lane access.
Although the renewable energy market in the Netherlands is still very far from reaching its full potential, the small western European country has embraced energy efficiency as an important part of efforts to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable future. The latest project involving renewable energy generation is based on one of the most typical Dutch experiences – cycling.
The importance of safe driving practices for teenage drivers can not be stressed enough, considering that car crashes are the leading cause of death for drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 across the United States. That's why there are many driver safety programs that are supposed to help teens develop safe driving practices and avoid accidents.
For years, various states have been trying to solve their traffic safety problems by implementing intricate, and often expensive solutions, such as adding more lanes to a specific stretch of highway, or completely redesigning various parts of a highway, but these methods have not been entirely successful.
While the number of motor vehicle fatalities in the United States has been on the decline for more than a decade now, car crashes is still one of the leading causes of death, particularly among the younger population. However, car accident-related injuries are not the only health impact of car use, as motor vehicle emissions also pose a major threat to public health.
Even though the number of pedestrian fatalities between 2001 and 2012 dropped from 4,900 to just over 4,700, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) data, they still make up a significant portion of all traffic fatalities, and pedestrians continue to be one of the most vulnerable road user groups.
One of the most popular electric vehicles nowadays – the Tesla Model S – is widely considered to be a luxury car, which is understandable, given the $69,900 price tag for the base model, along with the abundance of comfort amenities and high performance.