It is one of the first things we learn as young children: to stop when the light is red and go when the light turns green.
We have all seen the car commercials that advertise a new car's ability to alert the driver and even brake automatically if they detect something too close to the front of the car. Nearly 10% of cars on U.S. roads today have this technology, but auto manufacturers would like to include this technology in all vehicles by 2022.
We recently wrote that Texas has among the highest speed limits in the nation. In light of just how much open road there is, many believe these higher speeds to be justifiable – if not entirely safe. Of course, speed limits and the freedoms we allow to cars have long been controversial topics.
Texas has more miles of road than any other state, and our speed limits (in certain areas) are among the highest in the U.S. We love to drive in Texas, and we seemingly want to drive with as few limits as possible.
Many things can impact how safe people are when they are traveling out on the roads. This includes what type of vehicle they are in. Not all automobiles are equal when it comes to safety. Recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ratings raise questions about how one popular class of vehicles is doing on this front: Pickup trucks.