This study was disappointing to read but I am not surprised as I navigate the roads and see how everyone is so hurried to get to their destination.
The Northwest Florida Daily News is filled with horrible car accidents that occurred this past week. According to a Florida highway Patrol News Release, a Milton man was charged with careless driving after a four-car pile-up early Monday on U.S. Highway 90 just east of Scenic Highway. A 53 year old man was driving a 1987 Chevrolet Pickup truck west on U.S. Highway 90 when he failed to stop for slowing traffic. His truck rear-ended a 2005 GMC Pickup truck driven by a 27 female of Pace. Her truck rear-ended a 2008 BMW driven by a 52 male of Pace. The BMW rear-ended a 2015 Ford Aero Star driven by a 46 male of Pace, the news release said. The accident occurred at 7:30 a.m. Several people were injured in that accident.
According to a new study that was reported in the Wall Street Journal, we are only a decade or two away from owning a driverless car. By owning a driverless car, it could help us save billions of dollars and spending far less time dealing with auto accidents. The study found that widespread use of self-driving cars could eliminate 90% of all car accidents in the U.S. and decrease the costs related to accident damage and health issues by around $190 billion each year. Safety is a chief selling point, since self-driving cars - thanks to an array of sensors - promise to have much greater road awareness and quicker reaction time than people. Plus, they won't text, drink or doze off.