Driving is one of our most dangerous daily activities, but car companies are gradually incorporating innovative safety features to make our driving safer. Almost ALL motor vehicle accidents are a result of operator error, so any feature that will compensate for momentary carelessness or fatigue on the part of the driver is an improvement. Here is a list of some of the safety features you may want to look for in a new vehicle:
- WARNING ALERTS. A blind spot warning so you don’t merge into someone who is driving in your blind spot, a lane departure warning for when you drift out of your lane, and a forward collision warning allowing you time to brake are all safety features that can come in new vehicles.
- EMERGENCY BRAKING. Some new cars will actually brake for you if you don’t apply the brakes in time to avoid a collision.
- BACKUP CAMERAS let you see people, animals, or objects that are behind you when reversing.
- AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAMS. Having your high beams be automatic means you cannot forget to turn them off when traffic is approaching, or back on again once the road has cleared.
At Fuller & Fuller Attorneys, we have represented people injured in auto accidents for over 40 years. We have seen firsthand how much misery can be caused by accidents, so we wholeheartedly support innovations that will lead to safer cars.