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Can car safety technology reduce accidents?

On Behalf of | Sep 2, 2020 | Car Accidents

Car buyers in Tennessee place more importance of some features over others when shopping for a vehicle. Performance and design rank high with some consumers, but others seek a vehicle with exceptional safety features. Lane drift alerts, cross-traffic alerts, airbags, and more can all contribute to enhanced safety. Drivers, however, must remain vigilant. No safety feature can 100% eliminate the chances for an accident.

Blind spot monitoring helps drivers avoid collisions when changing lanes. Drivers must still look before changing lanes and always use their turn signals. Traffic laws apply when operating a vehicle.

A rear-collision warning system may provide an assist when backing up. A driver could put the car in reverse and move carefully when exiting a parking lot spot. Unfortunately, an impaired driver might drive at excessive speeds and without control. The warning system may sound an alarm about a careless driver, but the warning can’t stop the driver from hitting another vehicle.

Ultimately, the arrival of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) appears quite welcome on the consumer car market. LexisNexis Risk Solutions shows ADAS systems contribute to a decent decrease in bodily injury and property damage claims. Once again, reductions are not the same as eliminations. Accidents can still occur even when a vehicle comes with an outstanding ADAS system.

Negligence may be the root cause of a car accident. Anyone hurt by others’ negligent actions might find it beneficial to speak with a personal injury lawyer. The attorney could review the case upon request. With vehicle accidents, an attorney could seek a settlement from the auto insurer. The attorney might also file suit against any other party that contributed to the negligence.