How quickly things can change.
You probably don't think about the total number of text messages that are sent in the United States and its territories every month, but the figure is staggering. According to a study based on data as of Dec. 2013, roughly 153.3 billion texts are sent per month. That's an incredible number. How many of those texts are sent while someone is behind the wheel of a motor vehicle? No one knows for sure, but its a significant number, given some other figures.
It's currently estimated that one in seven vehicles in the United States may be equipped with a faulty airbag. This statistic may be extremely shocking to those of our Los Angeles readers who have not been following the news regarding the recent recalls involving vehicles with Takata airbags. But for those who have been following the story, this statistic only further illustrates the need to hold auto manufacturers liable for their negligence.
If you've been following our blog over the last year then you know we've talked before about Google's self-driving car. What was once just a prototype being driven on a test track nearly a year ago has now been released on actual roads here in California and most recently near Austin, Texas. But just as it did when it was first created, the vehicle is still raising a number of questions, including the one we're asking in today's post title:
Ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber seem to grow ever more popular. It's easy to arrange a ride, the cars and drivers are nice, and you feel like you're part of a cooperative economy. Plus, Uber and Lyft are cheaper and faster than taxicabs. Why take a taxi?
There are a lot of injuries that are commonly associated with car accidents. From bruise and broken bones to spinal cord and head injuries, there are few injuries that can't be suffered after being struck by another vehicle.