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Modern Safety Features Can Help Prevent Car Accidents


While airbags and seatbelts are important tools in keeping car drivers and their passengers as safe as possible, many more safety features have been developed and implemented in recent years. For example, driver assist technology could save lives and reduce collisions. It is possible we will soon see fully automated systems, meaning less human error. This is good, because the majority of severe accidents are due to humans not reacting properly or failing to recognize a road danger.

If you were in a car accident due to human error, talk to a Bucks County car accident lawyer. You do not have to pay for all of the bills your injuries have caused when another was negligent. An experienced lawyer can advocate for you and be sure you receive a settlement that is in line with the harm that was caused.

Warning Systems and Monitoring Systems

There are a variety of safety features that have been shown to reduce the possibility of a car crash:

  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Backup Camera
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Driver Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warnings
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Rear Crash Prevention

Each safety feature has its own strengths. For example, forward collision warning systems monitor the front of your vehicle to determine how close a vehicle in front of you is and the speed of both vehicles. Then, the system can warn the driver if there is the risk of a collision. In some situations, the forward collision warning can work in connection with an automatic braking system. Essentially, the braking system could activate the breaks for the driver if the driver does not react in a timely fashion.

Currently a requirement for all new vehicles, rear crash systems give drivers a wider view of what is behind them. The cameras help a driver to back up safely, without striking an object, car, or individual.

Of course, there are other risks beyond driving into a vehicle in front of you or behind you. Some drivers drift from one lane to the next, causing an accident because they were distracted on the road. A lane departure warning system is designed to defeat this problem, the systems help to resist a lane drift when it is not appropriate.

Putting Technology in Older Vehicles

Individuals who are interested in monitoring and warning systems who have older vehicles may be wondering what they can do to keep themselves safe. There are some systems that can be installed on older vehicles, but if you truly want all of the modern safety features, newer vehicles are likely the best option. Technology advances each year.

Were you in a car accident because of human error? You may have a right to financial compensation if the accident was caused by another’s negligence. Contact a member of the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand. Our attorneys know how to secure the maximum settlement amount possible. Accidents happen every day. When they happen to you, it is essential you have a lawyer fighting for your rights. Reach out today, call 215-968-6602.

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