Monthly Archives: January 2017

Car Event Data Recorders & Black Boxes

What do car event data recorders have in common with “black boxes”? We all remember hearing about airplane crashes and how important it is to investigators to recover “the black box.” The infamous “black box” really isn’t black in color, but it does record many vital pieces of information that help investigators determine what may have caused the crash. Basically, “black boxes” are event data recorders, and almost all of the new cars being manufactured today have some kind of event data recorder. Car Event Data Recorders in Mid 1970s General Motors introduced the first basic event data recorder in […]

Car Safety Factor – What is Critical for Safety?

The car safety factor has become an important part of car design. Every year the automotive industry adds new safety technologies to its newest car designs. Many of the safety technologies that have been developed in recent years, such as front air bags, are now standard in vehicles. Some of the newest safety technologies are available for an extra cost in the newest of vehicles. When shopping for a newer vehicle people usually consider gas mileage, whether they like the look of a particular vehicle, if it will meet the needs of their family, and what car safety features their […]

Roundabout & Intersection Accidents in Georgia

The Federal Highway Administration has identified that intersection accidents account for about 1/4 of all fatal accidents and 1/2 of serious injuries. Car accidents at intersections are often high speed impact and T-bone (90 degree) accidents, which cause the serious injuries and fatalities. An answer to this problem appears to be the roundabout. The Georgia Department Of Transportation has been working to make Georgia’s highways safer through a combination of different technologies and also by installing the roundabout at certain intersections. There were only about 100 roundabouts in our entire nation 16 years ago. The GDOT’s data shows that there are […]