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Study: Modern SUVs still more likely than cars to kill pedestrians

Even as advances in safety features have brought the overall rate of traffic fatalities down, the number of pedestrians being killed on U.S. roads has risen over the last decade. Part of that could be the fact that SUVs have grown in popularity.

Has marijuana legalization meant more impaired driving?

If you have been hit by a marijuana-impaired driver, you have been personally affected by a powerful trend. Now that the majority of states have legalized marijuana for some purposes, you might expect that the rate of impaired driving would be higher. You would be right to be concerned.

Safety groups urge improved safety standards for autonomous cars

Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requested public comments on proposed regulatory changes to the occupant protection rules for self-driving vehicles. Anyone can comment on the rule, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Highway Loss Data Institute recently submitted theirs based on years of research.

Would automated vehicles automatically drive better than humans?

Not necessarily, according to a recent study. Their ability to out-perform humans in terms of safety will depend not only on the accuracy and reliability of their sensors but also on how they weigh the importance of safety.

Which car safety devices are the most effective?

These days, many new vehicles are equipped with advanced safety features -- at least at the high end of the market. For many people, having a car or truck with all the latest safety features may be out of reach. Luckily, the ones that are saving the most lives are probably already installed on your vehicle.

What can be done to reduce car crashes among teen drivers?

Teen drivers are both youthful and inexperienced. Immaturity, impulsivity and other factors make it harder for teens to drive safely. Moreover, lack of experience in driving can increase the overall chances of a collision. This may be why motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death among teenagers.

U.S. no longer leader in car safety rating systems, says report

Since the 1990s when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration developed its five-star car safety rating system, there have undoubtedly been improvements in the automotive industry. Automakers have been prompted to build safer vehicles so as to attain a four- or five-star rating from the federal government. However, California residents should know about a report that argues that there is room for improvement in the rating system.

Safety systems in newer vehicles may cause distractions

California residents may be interested in learning about a study showing that some of the systems that are designed to make cars safer are actually leading to distracted driving and potentially putting drivers in danger. Popular features like adaptive cruise control may cause drivers to drop their guard while driving.

Drowsy driving causes thousands of fatalities each year

Many people in California work long hours and make long commutes in their cars. However, someone who is struggling to stay awake while driving to or from work would be better off pulling over and taking a nap. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drowsy drivers cause 6,400 fatal motor vehicle crashes that occur every year in the United States.

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