The technology already exists and is in use in cars and trucks on streets and highways throughout the country, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While this innovation is credited with helping drivers avoid truck and automobile accidents, there’s little question more collision avoidance technology is needed in virtually every vehicle across the land.
Crash Avoidance Technology Can Make Florida Roads Safer
NHTSA notes avoidance technology can be a major influence in cutting down car crashes in three areas accounting for more than 60 percent of all street and highway accidents:
- Lane-change maneuvers, 9 percent
- Run off the road, 23 percent
- Rear-end collisions, 28 percent
Along with speeding, faulty brakes, and loss of control incidents, these issues account for some of the most deadly car crashes in Florida and elsewhere. But technology exists which can save lives and loss of property. The safety administration maintains 70 percent of SUV and 40 percent of car loss-of-control accidents can be eliminated through electronic stability systems that already exist.
High-Tech Aids Can Help Even the Most Skilled Drivers
Florida car crash attorneys Johnson & Gilbert, P.A., recognize the need for widespread use of safety technologies, noting even the best drivers can be put at risk by inattentive motorists and mechanical failures. Vehicle collision avoidance equipment should be made available to all motorists as soon as practicable once the equipment is certified to meet performance standards.
Among collision avoidance technologies designed to enhance driver reaction time and diminish chances of sudden encounters with dangerous road conditions are:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Electronic stability control
- Automatic braking
- Lane departure warning
- Forward collision warning
- Tire pressure monitoring
- Speed-limiting technology
While these life-saving technologies are on the road as optional equipment in some vehicles today, their widespread use awaits implementation through universal safety requirements.
The Florida automobile accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, serving the greater Daytona Beach metropolitan area, applaud development of all technology designed to make roads and highways safer. They recognize technology can’t eliminate automobile accidents. If you’re injured in a car crash call them at 386.673.4412 or toll-free at 800.556.8890 for a free consultation.