In what is believed to be a first, a self-driving vehicle has killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. The accident is being investigated by the local police and the case has garnered national attention as self-driving cars were believed to be this next advancement in road safety that would halt preventable accidents such as this one. Sadly, it appears there is no silver bullet to the motor vehicle accident problem.
As March comes to a close, so does Florida Bicycle Month, but as long as the weather is warm and road and trail conditions are good, there will be plenty of bicyclists riding through our state. Bicycling’s popularity cannot be denied in Florida, where three of our cities – Gainesville, Tallahassee and Tampa – ranked among “The Best Bike Cities of 2016” by Bicycling magazine in its biennial survey.
Getting into a car accident will be one of the most harrowing and life-changing moments for anyone. The wreck could forever change your body (giving you whiplash or neck injuries that never fully heal, for example) or it could forever change your mind (making you afraid of driving on a particular street or in general). But even if the particular car accident that you are involved in isn't serious, it will still be scary and it will still bring out emotions in you that you least expect.