Car Accidents

With a large number of commercial vehicles that travel all over the country, authorities in Ontario are considering their options in anticipation of the law that will legalize the use of marijuana in Canada in 2018. Feedback is currently sought from different groups involved in road safety in general. One focus is to prevent car accidents caused by truck drivers who are impaired by marijuana.

Many people in Ontario may join those who ask why there are so many crashes despite the technological advancements in vehicle safety. Why is the number of people maimed and killed in car accidents on the province's roads increasing every year? Could it be that the problem does not lie with faulty or unsafe vehicles but rather with dangerous drivers?

The problem with the future is that it sometimes arrives before anyone is ready for it. The latest example of this phenomenon is unfolding now as car makers around the world scramble to develop autonomous vehicles. Cars that drive themselves will surely necessitate amendments to Ontario traffic laws and the insurance industry. One of the greatest puzzles might be how to assign blame after car accidents involving self-driving cars.