While violent crime continues to fall in Prince George’s County, the number of people killed on the roads each year has stayed about the same, though this year with 59 so far the county is on pace to see a slight uptick from the previous two. That contrasts with a murder rate that’s down to 45 so far. Now police are planning to take the methods they used to help cut down violent crime and apply it to safety on the roads.
Federal officials are planning to announce Monday whether automakers should be required to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other to prevent collisions. Such vehicle-to-vehicle communication could transform traffic safety.
Twenty percent of drivers say they would buy a fully computer-operated vehicle, and 90 percent would switch to an autonomous vehicle if they could get cheaper car insurance.
Authorities say they’re investigating two traffic collisions allegedly caused by U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson that left him injured.