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The Good and Bad of Crash-Avoidance Systems

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Research done by the Highway Loss Data Institute finds that crash-avoidance systems can be good and bad. 

Car manufacturers who implement newer technology into their vehicles take into consideration ways to help reduce the chance of a crash or the impact of injuries sustained in one. While some of these efforts have been significantly beneficial to motorists, some are having the opposite effect or no effect at all. 

The crash-avoidance systems that appear to work well include: 

  • adaptive headlights (shift direction of lights to point where vehicle is going);
  • autonomous braking (when the driver fails to break, the car automatically does); and
  • forward collision warning (alerts a driver who is approaching traffic too quickly). 

Crash-avoidance systems that may not prevent accidents or even cause more to happen include: 

  • park assist;
  • blind-spot detection; and
  • lane-departure warnings. 

If you have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s careless or reckless actions behind the wheel, you may be entitled to compensation. An attorney can help determine who was at fault for your accident. 

Carl N. Lauer
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Carl has focused on representing injured persons in Virginia.Workers' Compensation Claims.
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