Maybe you were changing the radio station or distracted by something outside your window. You look back to the road and realize you are quickly heading toward the fender of the car in front of you. You slam on the brakes, but it’s too late. Accidents like these are incredibly common. Unfortunately, the resulting car accidents can cause serious injuries, particularly if it’s not a vehicle you collide with, but a pedestrian.
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The particularly cold and icy weather last week left many Houstonians driving in winter conditions they are completely unfamiliar with. For people with more experience driving in wintery conditions, last week’s weather might not have seemed that impressive, but the weather did cause numerous car accidents across Houston.
Advances in technology have dramatically impacted the safety of vehicles. Seatbelts, air bags, and sensors all help prevent accidents or lessen the severity of accidents. Car manufacturers are getting closer and closer to creating self-driving vehicles, which could help prevent many, if not nearly all car accidents. However, in practice, self-driving prototypes are proving to be more dangerous than anticipated.
A lot can happen in 17 years. The automotive industry has seen many advances in technology that are helping make our roads safer. However, despite this, thousands of Texans are injured in car accidents each year. In fact, Texas hasn’t gone a day without at least one fatal car accident in over 17 years.
The National Safety Council (NSC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes health and safety across the country. Recently, the NSC analyzed all 50 states and graded each one for its efforts to promote road safety. Unfortunately for Texans, our state received barely a passing grade and was found to be extremely deficient in several important areas.