If you have been in a car accident before, this post may seem be old hat to you. However, there are tens of thousands of drivers who have not involved in a crash, even though there are thousands of crashes that result in injuries and property damage (along with countless fender benders) in Colorado each year.
The newest Cadillac commercial touting the phrase “many great things come from American garages” presents an interesting view on automotive innovation. While General Motors wants consumers to believe that the new CTS is the next great thing to come out of a garage, the next great thing is unfortunately years away.
The fact that more car accidents could occur in Colorado due to distracted drivers has been confirmed in a recent real-world study. This is especially true for younger drivers who often talk or text on a cellphone while driving. For other drivers, the study did not confirm a correlation between talking on a phone and driving, although the study made no distinction between hand-held and hands-free devices.
Drivers during the holiday season must deal with a host of hazards. Between aggressive drivers intent on returning gifts as quickly as possible, and drunk drivers who insist that they are okay to drive, drivers must be vigilant in protecting themselves. However, there are instances when a driver loses control and may crash without contact (or influence) from any other driver.
With all the backlash that distracted driving has garnered over the last two years, it is surprising when a report is released about how people still use cell phones while driving. According to a recent NBC News.com report, an increasing number of drivers are taking pictures of themselves with cell phone cameras while behind the wheel. Also known as “selfies”, these pictures are showing up in growing numbers alongside suggestive hashtags, including: #drivingtowork, #drivingintherain, #morningcommute, and #drivingfast.
A geographic recall has been issued by Kia of nearly 80,000 Sedona minivans for repair of control arms. The front control arms can rust and break, possibly causing steering failure. Complaints have been filed by consumers who have experienced problems, but Kia says that it is not aware of any car accidents or injuries related to defective control arms. One owner said that if the steering failure that was experienced had occurred while the children were in the car and on the highway, the consequences could have been much worse than what they were.