Car Accident Attorneys
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently raising awareness about the latest and greatest driver assistance technologies. Even with all of the newly emerging technological advances in automobile safety, the NHTSA still wants motorists to know that there is no substitute for buckling up and driving safely. None of these driver assistance technologies can replace the need for seat belts and distraction-free driving behaviors.
Backup cameras are incredible pieces of safety technology that will soon be standard on all new vehicles. Backup cameras may help to reduce injury-causing and potentially fatal backover injuries. Back over incidents are especially devastating when small children are involved. Even if you do have a backup camera, it’s always a good idea to do a visual check on your vehicle before backing up, especially in neighborhoods and parking lots.
Automatic Emergency Braking
Automatic Emergency Braking systems also have the potential to greatly improve roadway safety for motorists. This system can actually apply the brakes when a situation is detected that could result in a forward collision. It can also increase braking power if the brakes aren’t being applied enough.
Automatic Driving Systems
Although research and testing still make automatic driving systems a thing of the future, they have the potential to reduce the number of injury-causing and fatal crashes on U.S. roadways. Most crashes are caused by human error, so self-driving systems have the potential to take that element out of the driving equation. Some automakers are already testing self-driving technology and using vehicle-to-vehicle technology to allow automobiles to communicate important safety information.
California Car Accident Lawyer
With newly emerging advances in automobile safety technology, motorists in California and across the nation can expect roads to become gradually safer as new technology gets phased in. Unfortunately, at this time, there aren’t any new safety devices that can keep drivers from getting behind the wheel drunk or engaging in distracted behaviors. It’s still up to motorists to make a commitment to distraction-free and safe driving habits.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in or around the San Diego or Central Coast areas, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.