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Computer driven vehicles just over the horizon

Iowa residents might be interested in learning about studies conducted by both the U.S. government and a foundation dedicated to improving transportation. The research concerns self-driving cars and indicates that the presence of self-driven vehicles would most likely result in safer roadways and fewer car accidents.

Liability issues with peer-to-peer car rental

One way that some Iowa residents are making extra money is by letting people rent their automobile through a peer-to-peer rental service. The advantage of these services is that renters can use an automobile for as little as $25 to $65 dollars a day, and those who lend out their vehicles can make between $5 to $12 an hour according to information for the University of California. While this seems like a mutually beneficial arrangement, the downside is that most people who provide their vehicle for use are ill prepared for car accidents.

Woman ran over by her friend after heated argument

After one year of court delays, a woman accused of killing her friend in a drunk driving accident in Iowa is expected to plead guilty. The 51-year-old woman was charged with vehicular homicide and drunken driving after running her friend over with a Dodge Ram truck. The combination of the charges could receive a maximum prison sentence of up to 25 years.

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