The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating an Oct. 26 crash near Tampa that killed five people. A passenger in one car, a teenager, recorded a Snapchat video showing her vehicle traveling at 115 m.p.h. just before the collision.Our machines can do a lot, but they can't save us from ourselves.
A lawsuit filed in a Georgia court claims a teenage driver who was in a September 2015 crash near Atlanta was using Snapchat while driving more than 100 m.p.h., according to court records.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Technology Gives, and Takes
Deaths on America's highways have been trending down for fifty years, thanks largely to a major turn against drunk driving, but also helped by new technologies like anti-lock breaks, air bags, and smoother highways. But in the past two years deaths have started back up again. Experts blame a rise in distracted driving. Internet use in cars in soaring as people text, play games, and do stupid stuff like this: