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The rapid pace at which autonomous vehicle technology is developing has led to the launch of AVIN -- the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network in Ontario. This will be the site of a demonstration zone in which researchers can perfect their unique technologies, and it will provide them with realistic weather and traffic conditions for testing driverless cars. While all this goes on, the people in the province may have questions about who would be at fault in car accidents involving these vehicles.

Ontario winters are known to cause hazardous road conditions. However, car accidents can be prevented by taking a few precautions. Snowstorms in Ontario can be severe, and the best protection might be to stay off the roads during such storms and only drive when it cannot be avoided. It may take longer to reach a destination when travelling in inclement weather, so drivers must make sure they are well rested before taking to the roads.

Safety authorities expressed concern about the fact that automakers install more and more infotainment devices in their vehicles to attract more sales while jeopardizing the safety of motorists. They say it started with built-in navigation systems, which have made driving easier and possibly safer. However, the fact that drivers in Ontario and elsewhere use the devices while driving rather than before driving has created more threats of car accidents due to distractions.