Box trucks, otherwise known as cube trucks, are mostly used as delivery vans. Because company employees drive the trucks, it can mean that the drivers of box trucks may often be under pressure to make their deliveries on time. It also means that they are not likely to be the owner of the vehicle. These factors and more may cause a box truck driver more likely to take chances on the road or to drive recklessly.
Last December, one of Uber’s self-driving cars was caught running a red light. The whole point of self-driving cars is to reduce human error and therefore the incidence of car crashes. Nearly 75% of car crashes in New York City are due to human error, so one could understand what Uber was thinking. However, this incident made us wonder: what would have happened if the self-driving car caused an accident due to running a red light?
Pedestrian knock downs are a common occurrence in New York City. Everyone is hasty, drivers are running red lights, and pedestrians don’t watch where they are walking. In fact, the latest DMV report for car crashes stated that 14650 pedestrian related accidents happened in New York of which 30% resulted in moderate to serious injuries.