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Ariel is a Marketing Associate and Blogger for the American Safety Council.

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Self Driving Car Technology Blamed For First Fatality

22 Jul

On May 7th, 2016 a Tesla Motor Model S driver, 40 year-old Joshua Brown, was killed while using Tesla’s Autopilot mode. Driving on the highway, the bright sky confused the car’s sensor system, which failed to activate the brakes when an 18-wheel truck and trailer crossed the highway in Williston, Florida. The Model S drove straight towards […]

The Dangers of Pokémon GO

11 Jul

Pokemon Go Arrive Alive Don't Play And Drive

Pokémon have invaded reality–augmented reality, that is. Thousands of people who have “gotta catch ’em all” have been running into streets, private property, police stations, holes, robbers, and even a dead body since Nintendo released the new app Pokémon GO.  What is Pokémon GO? Pokémon GO is an augmented reality game available as an app on smartphones. The […]

California Driver May Soon Face A “Road Charge”

6 May

california roads

With California’s roads in desperate need of repair, the state has proposed a potential new solution: the California Road Charge. This idea was proposed as Senate Bill (SB) 1077 last year and allows the state to test how feasible this “Road Charge” would be. The bill also established the Technical Advisory Committee to test this possibility […]

“Textalyzer” May Come to New York

25 Apr

What is “Textalyzer”? Backed by the Israeli Firm, Cellebrite, which assists FBI agents with decrypting phones, including the terrorist’s iPhone from the recent San Bernardino attack, the Textalyzer device would allow police officers at a crash scene to see if the perpetrator had been texting. In lieu of New York’s texting and driving laws, the aim of […]

How Can A Workplace Reduce Distracted Driving?

19 Apr

distracted driver

Each year distracted driving kills thousands and injures hundreds of thousands of people. Last year, the roads saw an alarming spike in traffic deaths, nearly reaching the highest number of fatalities since 2007.  As the problem worsens, people and organizations scramble for methods to reduce road fatalities. One avenue is to cut down on distracted driving. […]

The Science Behind Distracted Driving

12 Apr

A recent DMEautomotive poll found that drivers perform all kind of distracting activities, including reading an email or newspaper, flossing or brushing their teeth, changing their clothes, and taking photographs. Distracted driving can involve more than just your cellphone. Three types of distracted driving exist: visual, cognition, and physical, which you can learn more about here. […]

Can Google’s Flow Platform Help Decongest City Traffic?

4 Apr

traffic bottleneck

A parent company of Google, Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs aims to create the Flow platform designed to help the United States smooth out the heavy traffic seen in major cities. Sidewalk Labs is considered a “smart city” company and strives to solve the urban problems of today. What is the Flow Platform? Described as a “transportation […]

How To Drive In a Thunderstorm and Tornado

23 Mar

driving through a tornado

The short answer is that you shouldn’t, but it’s not always possible to avoid it. While there is no safe way to drive through thunderstorm or during a tornado, here is some advice to help you stay as safe as possible. How to Drive in a Thunderstorm Avoid driving in a thunderstorm The safest way […]

How To Survive A Flash Flood In Your Car

16 Mar

flash flood in a car

Flash floods and floods become an all too real possibility during the wet Spring months. These dangerous weather occurrences can come suddenly and often without warning. If you’re caught in a flood or flash flood while driving, here are some survival tips to follow. Flash Floods Flash floods, or just floods in general, oftenresult in a handful of […]

Google’s Self-Driving Car Hit A Bus

7 Mar

self-driving car

Many expected a self-driving car to cause an accident at some point, and on February 14th, 2016 it finally happened. In Mountain View, California one of Google’s autonomous Lexus SUV’s side-swiped a city bus. What went wrong with Google’s self-driving car? According to the New York Post, no police report was filed for the incident. […]