Highway Accident Brief 20/01 details the NTSB’s investigation of the collision of a 2018 Tesla Model 3 car with a 2019 International semi-tractor trailer on U.S. Highway 441 in Delray Beach, in which the 50-year-old driver of the car died. The 45-year-old truck driver was uninjured.
The NTSB’s investigation revealed the Tesla’s “Autopilot” was activated during the last 10 seconds prior to impact. [See footnote #2.]
In some parts of the USA, pick-up trucks with raised bodies are referred to as ‘jacked-up.’ The problem is that while large pick-up trucks are already dangerous vehicles (see below), raised pick-ups can be particularly deadly.
So why are pick-up trucks dangerous in the first place, and why does raising their height make matters worse?
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