Author: Arthur Odell

California Teen Gets Prison For Livestreaming Fatal Drunk Driving Crash

A California teen will be serving six years in prison for driving drunk while live streaming a fatal accident that killed her sister. After pleading no contest to DUI, vehicular manslaughter, and child endangement last month, 19 year old Obdulia Sanchez received her senence Thursday. In July of 2017, Sanchez was driving a vehicle while drunk and live streaming on Instagram. At one point, she took her hands off the steering wheel and swerved on to the shoulder of a Los Banos road. She overcorrected and eventually flipped her vehicle. Her 14 year old sister was ejected from the...

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Colorado Campaigns To Curb Cannabis Impaired Driving

With new freedom comes new crackdowns. As the recreational marijuana industry is booming in Colorado, the Colorado Department of Transportation is cracking down on impaired drivers. As the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, it seems that all other states are looking to Colorado for answers when it comes to drugged driving laws, said CDOT Safety Communications Manager Sam Cole. So the state is trying something new and innovative. The Pueblo Chieftain reported last week that the state was rolling out a new initiative called “The Cannabis Conversation” to seek residents’ opinions on mariuana impaired driving. Along with almost...

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Finland Introduces World’s First Digital Drivers License

The Finnish Transport and Safety Agency announced this week that they’ll soon be introducing the world’s first digital drivers license. The license, in the form of an app called Autoilija, is expected to be available by summer 2018. A test group has been trying the app already, using it wherever they’re required to show a government ID. Like a paper ID card, the digital image has several security features, including a QR code that confirms its authenticity and the ability to update the photo more frequently. It’s important to note that the digital license does not track or record...

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Kenwood Unveils Feature Packed, Competitively Priced Dash Cam

If you’re in the market for a dash cam (take a look at our thoughts on the best), you know it can get pretty confusing trying to decide what’s best. KENWOOD’s newest dash cam model makes the choice a little easier though, with a high quality, competitively priced model that doesn’t skimp on features. The DRV-320 is front-only recording camera, and has a 2 inch LCD screen that faces the driver. It records with a 3 megapixel camera (1920×1080 pixels), meaning it will be easy to see license plates or other details in the recording. The HDR (High Dynamic...

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Bill To Put More Self Driving Cars On The Road Stalls In Senate

A bill that would have helped to put more self driving cars on U.S. roads has stalled in the Senate, where Democratic representatives are holding on to doubts about the safety of the technology. For lawmakers like Senator Dianne Feinstein of California (whose state is a hotbed of testing for companies like Google, Tesla, and Uber), AI driven cars are just not at the point where they’re safe enough for major roads and they’ve yet to prove they’re safe from cyber attack. And until those points are remedied, they’re blocking the bill. Late last year, Feinstein publicly opposed the...

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