Monday, August 1, 2016

Sun Glare While Driving – July 2016

The following relate to the dangers of sun glare while driving, and traffic safety in general. They were derived from our twitter feed @SunPosition

RT Nicole Augenti, ESQ. @Nicole1515

$TSLA Breaking out the ole 'sun glare" defense –>

Regulators Open Investigation Into Fatal Crash in Tesla

U.S. regulators are investigating a fatal accident involving a Tesla Motors Inc. sedan that was driving on autopilot, drawing scrutiny to a key technology the electric-vehicle maker is betting on for the future of self-driving cars.

The crash involved a 40-year-old Ohio man who was killed when his 2015 Model S drove under the trailer of an 18-wheeler on a highway near Williston, Florida, according to a Florida Highway Patrol statement..

The details of the accident are likely to add fuel to the debate over whether self-driving cars are ready for the real world. Autopilot didn’t notice the white side of the tractor trailer against a brightly lit sky, so the brake wasn’t applied, said Tesla, which reported the May 7 incident to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In a blog post, Tesla said that the fatal crash is the first known fatality in more than 130 million miles of Autopilot driving….

RT Ignition Interlock @LifeSafer

Summer Driving in B.C. Can Be Deadly | LifeSafer of Canada 

 safe summer driving in BC

No one likes to put a damper on summer. Few things in life are as welcome as the season of sun and fun. But the season invariably comes with a warning: summer is the most dangerous time to be on British Columbia roads… 

Toronto city council approves its first ever road safety plan |  CBC News


Toronto city council approved a road safety plan on Thursday that sets an ambitious goal of reducing the number of road fatalities to zero.

Mayor John Tory applauded the five-year plan, saying it is the first of its kind in the city.

"What we've got here is many, many preventable deaths," Tory said.

The plan would reduce the speed limits on several downtown streets. Other proposals include better enforcement of the speed limit in school and construction zones — and doubling the fines for speeding and other infractions in school zones.

Council, as part of the plan, intends to ask the Ontario government to ban pedestrians from using handheld wireless devices while crossing the street…

RT Eugenia Ambrozaitis @ReconGeniTPS: @CatlinWells Once automatic transmissions became the norm, the art of driving was lost. Not surprising to see widespread distracted driving

> @ReconGeniTPS @CatlinWells Totally agree! And 'safer' and 'smarter' cars make distracted driving way too easy.

Cheers, Ralph


  1. Thanks for the info! Visibility is seldom the best you’d like it to be at any time of year and in all types of weather. But taking steps for achieving hazard reduction from sun glare can make your trip much safer year round.