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    I drove out to the gravel road that had taken my friend’s life. It was a single car accident in which she struck loose gravel and rolled her brown, Ford Escape SUV multiple times. She was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected through her sunroof. I put my vehicle in park and stepped onto the loose pieces of rock. The towing company had taken her vehicle, but they had not picked up all the pieces. Bits of yellow reflective lights were mixed in with the shattered pieces of red brake lights. All over the ground were pieces of broken glass. The road itself had a scar of where the car rolled multiple times. I walked a distance in the grass on the side of the road until a glimpse of sunlight reflected from something on the ground that…

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    half of accident concern single-vehicle crashes. You should never let these statistics scare you because riding a motorcycle is a liberating experience, but you do have to be careful when riding a motorcycle. If you are an older rider, you have even worse chances of surviving of crash because of weaker eyesight, brittle bones and a slower reaction time. In more than 48 percent of the fatalities in 2010, they occurred because of speeding and 42 percent with alcohol playing a role. The good news?…

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    In today’s society, a cell phone owner can be found at almost any given time with a phone in their hands. This may seem harmless but behind the steering wheel of a vehicle, it is deadly. In 2011, twenty-three percent of vehicular accidents involved the use of a cell phone (“Texting and Driving Statistics”). Texting and driving is unsafe and wrong. It violates the driver’s responsibilities on the road, impacts more than just one person, and it has endless effects. When a driver receives his or…

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    Autonomous Vehicles A person pulls up to the red light. He looks to left, then looks to again, and takes a third glance to see what he thought he saw the first time- self-driving car. Many still think this is a figure of the imagination, but they are actually real. They are among us, and are anticipated by society. The human race has had the ability to experience self-driving vehicles for a couple of years now. It started when four to six back up sensors were installed into the rear or front…

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    texting while driving in a given year. For instance, residential areas have a lot of kids outside playing and people going on runs. If a driver is texting his girlfriend and isn’t paying attention because he is looking at his phone to make dinner plans, he could potentially run a stop sign and hit a child at play or a runner. If he drives a 2016 Cadillac Escalade with a V8 engine and 420 HP, or a large vehicle like it, it could result in a fatal accident for the pedestrians. A small vehicle,…

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    Importance Of Road Safety

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    availability of transportation. The increasing number of vehicles on the road has created a major problem through traffic accidents due to the loss of lives and material. Moreover, in developing countries such as India traffic accidents rates are still quite high. Therefore, the issue of road safety is a major concern. In India, the around 35% of the accidental death occurring are through road accidents. These high number of deaths need to be reduced to allow the nation to be called as a…

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    Bike Safety, Adult Riding a bike is a fun activity that is good for your health. However, it is important that you know how to stay safe while biking. WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR WHILE BIKING? Helmet A helmet is the most important piece of equipment that you can wear to protect yourself while riding a bike. Make sure that you: • Always wear a helmet when you ride a bike and that the straps are fastened. • Wear a helmet that is specifically made for biking. • Have a helmet that has been…

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    Focused awareness is when you're driving on hazardous roads, which makes you worried so you keep both hands on the steering wheel with your attention on all the drivers around you and also on the road. High alert is when your adrenaline rushes in a certain situation like using the brakes on your car, so you won't crash into the car in front of you. Comatose is when you freeze in a certain situation with no response in the stimuli.. Like for example, say an individual gets into a car accident…

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    school either passed away or were severely injured because they did not wear their seatbelts. The National Transportation Safety Board has recognized for many years that car crashes are accountable for more deaths than all other transportation types combined. More than 90% of all transportation deaths are caused by highway crashes. According to Danielle Roeber of the National Transportation Safety Board, the single most effective way to prevent injuries and death on the highway is to wear a…

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    Driverless Cars

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    highway systems, first spreading the concept of driverless vehicles to the world [6]. However, GM’s concept of the autonomous car at that time was severely limited, as it involved a special electromagnetic strip embedded in the roads that the car must detect, making it useful only in specific highway systems that would implement it [6,7]. One of the earliest example of a self-sufficient, fully autonomous car is from the Eureka PROMETHEUS Project in 1987, led by Ernst Dickmanns and several…

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