This Month and Today In Particular Are Deadliest for Auto Crashes

By Emma Kinery | August 2, 2018

  • August 2, 2018 at 11:48 am
    Robert says:
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    I would suggest the consideration of some schools starting back. If vacationers are out being careless in the sun, distracted parents are rushing to figure out how to shoehorn their child’s school schedule into their busy day.

    • August 3, 2018 at 10:22 am
      Agent says:
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      Distracted parents texting while driving is a contributing factor.

  • August 3, 2018 at 4:55 pm
    HoustonAgent says:
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    Mostly it’s following too closely or looking at your phone instead of the car in front of you. If traffic is backed up, people get bored, bring out their phone, and then they don’t judge the distance in front of them. Already we’ve had 3 accidents in two days at our office, both involved a vehicle rear-ending another vehicle.

    Keep your hands on the steering wheel and look straight ahead and you won’t have increases in your insurance rates.

    • August 6, 2018 at 11:36 am
      Agent says:
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      Got to be tough driving in Houston on any day.

  • August 6, 2018 at 11:53 am
    teens learning says:
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    I told my 16 yr old if he wants to drive to school he has to turn his cell phone off while he is driving. He replied; yeah, I just “suspend mode” it.

  • August 7, 2018 at 7:51 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    REALITY CHECK!

    Apparently, AI supporters are ahead of the cart, as there are significant problems with autonomous cars that weren’t addressed before AI cars took to the road, endangering, injuring, and killing other motorists and pedestrians.

    Auto insurance rates may eventually fall once AI cars are properly introduced after an extended period of off-road testing and correction of problems with their AI algorithms. For now, they should be taken off the road, or, if dual-controlled, their AI controls should be completely shut down.

    http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2018/08/07/semi-autonomous-car-safety-systems-flawed-study-finds.html

    OK, libs, it’s your turn to reply (rather than down-vote & run); use your standard disrespect of FoxNews to try to discredit the above study, which is merely referencing the IIHS study, “Reality Check”, in their article.

    • August 7, 2018 at 11:25 am
      Rosenblatt says:
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      As a proponent of fully autonomous vehicles (level 5 still being a decade away), I shall respond in hopes you wish to have an intelligent conversation about this topic.

      Presuming you (general you, not specific to Polar) have some basic background knowledge in the subject, the study tells us nothing new: the vehicles are NOT fully autonomous right now (level 5) — they’re at level 2 where the driver must pay attention at all times and be ready to take control of the vehicle should an emergency situation arise.

      The article confirms this: “Many of the scenarios discovered by IIHS are covered in the vehicles’ owner’s manuals, which tell drivers they have to pay attention.”

      I would argue level 2 vehicles are still likely safer than inattentive drivers (e.g. cell phone use) and drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

      FYI – In level 2, covers adaptive cruise control and lane-centering. It also means the “driver is disengaged from physically operating the vehicle by having his or her hands off the steering wheel AND foot off pedal at the same time,” BUT the driver must still always be ready to take control of the vehicle, however.

      • August 7, 2018 at 6:54 pm
        Craig Cornell says:
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        You lefties are so literal, which is why most of you can’t run a business.

        Scientific capabilities are only the starting point in our lawsuit-crazy society (thanks, Libs!).

        With all the complicated software required by an autonomous car, good luck going to court and proving a negative: that any accident was NOT caused by a malfunction somewhere in the depths of that extremely complicated software.

        Only when the autonomous vehicle is basically perfect – and never gets in any accident for any reason at all, including when the injured party does something dumb – will it be practical. Meaning: never.

        • August 8, 2018 at 7:47 am
          Rosenblatt says:
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          I see you’re not willing to discuss this intelligently without resorting to insults (right off the bat, too!) Should you decide to change your tone, I’d be happy to reply and talk to you like an adult.

          • August 9, 2018 at 10:47 am
            Agent says:
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            Rosenblatt, ever wonder why people object to your agenda? You are on the wrong side on every article. It is tiresome. You should accept what Polar presented and realize that Autonomous cars are not the answer. No way the manufacturers can build all the safeguards into them and still navigate among 200 million cars on the road. Sorry you got your feelings hurt.



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