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.
Even now, just a few weeks into the Covid-19 corona virus assault on the USA, we know that the critical factor in trying to avoid this deadly illness is to avoid contact with other people. But even travelling by car isn’t entirely safe so what can we all do to improve the situation?
Shortly after 1:30 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Sheriff’s Deputy Kenterrous Taylor, aged 27, was thrown from his cruiser in a crash near the intersection of Forsyth Road and Napier Avenue, Macon, GA.
About 11:20am on March 13, 2019, while out of his patrol car in a blizzard, Corporal Daniel Groves of the Colorado State Patrol was struck by a vehicle which was traveling too fast for conditions and slid off the road.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety [IIHS] has issued a set of research-based safety recommendations on the design of partially automated driving systems. The guidelines emphasize how to keep drivers focused on the road even as the vehicle does more of the work.