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NTSB Hopes to Require Safety Tech in Future Vehicles

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 22, 2012

Washington Car Collision PreventionThe National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released its “Most Wanted List” for transportation safety in the U.S. The list, which includes plans for trains, aircraft, pipelines, and automobiles, included some high-tech hopes for cars: mandated collision avoidance technology.

Collision-avoidance technology systems currently exist or are being designed to perform a wide range of tasks – everything from warning drivers if the car drifts out of its lane to automatically checking vehicle tire pressure. Many of the systems use computerized sensors to check on the vehicle’s position, speed, or other factors, then feed the information into a computer that makes calculations and alerts the driver if something isn’t right. Read the rest »

Safe Driving Agreement Helps Parents, Teens Communicate on Driving Safety

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on September 18, 2012

Washington Teen Safe Driving TipsTeens are often eager to earn their driver’s licenses and get behind the wheel. However, the inexperience of teen drivers puts them at a particular risk for accidents. Teens often don’t know what to do in an accident or emergency situation, and they often lack the experience to understand the risks behind some activities, like texting while behind the wheel.

Parents can help teenagers gain needed experience and improve safety by driving with them regularly, especially while they are driving on a learner’s permit or a graduated license. Another useful tool in helping keep kids safe on the road is a parent-teen driving agreement. Read the rest »

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