The dangers of drinking and driving are well documented. Regardless, there are still drivers around the country and here in California who get behind the wheel of a car after they have been drinking. Authorities say that a recent single car accident was caused by an underaged drunk driver.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating California electric car company Tesla’s Model S after two vehicles experienced battery fires.
National data shows that while traffic accidents are down overall, there has been a surreptitious rise in the number of fatal hit-and-run accidents. A hit-and-run occurs when the at-fault driver flees from the scene of the crash and experts say that they often involve someone who was driving and driving at the time of the crash.
A recent study found that many truck drivers may be using drugs or alcohol while they are on the job.
A California woman has taken to social media to express her outrage after a highway patrol officer pulled her over and issued a ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass. Google Glass is a new device still in testing mode that allows users to operate a small screen suspended in front of their face using voice commands. The screen can browse the web, view photos and videos and do a variety of other tasks. The woman’s online posts expressed confusion about whether California distracted driving laws allowed the issuing of such a ticket. In her case it was given under a part of the state code that was written to apply to video monitors installed in some luxury cars but is broadly written to include screens of any nature visible to a driver, except for those used for GPS devices or backup cameras.