High-tech safety features reducing motor vehicle crashes | The Wilbers Law Firm LLC

Free Consultation

314-667-4586

The Wilbers Law Firm LLC - Personal Injury

A Personal Injury Law Firm

Attorney
view our Practice areas

High-tech safety features reducing motor vehicle crashes

When people drive around St. Louis, they are constantly making use of their vehicle’s common safety features: brakes, headlights, seat belts, etc. We often use those features reflexively; we’ve used them so many times that not a great deal of thought goes into each implementation.

Some of the emerging safety technology included on new vehicles isn’t quite as familiar and not quite as trusted by many drivers. But a new study shows that safety tech such as automatic emergency braking is doing exactly as it was designed to do: reduce motor vehicle crashes and keep drivers, passengers and pedestrians safer.

According to the study released by GM, auto emergency braking reduces rear-end collisions by 46 percent. Reverse automatic braking reduces crashes that occur when backing up by a whopping 81 percent.

“We can make substantial gains in safety through deployment of advanced driver assistance systems such as forward and rear emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and others,” said a research associate professor at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. “In addition, we found that the more automated the system, the greater the benefits.”

Benefits are substantial: reductions not only in the frequency of collisions, but also in traffic fatalities, injuries to vehicle occupants and vehicle damage.

Researchers were careful to note that their data didn’t come from test tracks or simulations. It was collected from 3.8 million vehicles on American streets, roads and highways.

Other safety features also produced results, including:

  • Active lane control with lane-departure warnings: cut lane-change crashes by 20 percent
  • Blind-spot monitors: reduced crashes by 26 percent
  • Forward collision alert: reduced striking rear-end crashes 21 percent

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end collision or other car accident, contact a St. Louis attorney skilled in personal injury litigation.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

Learn How We Can Help You Recover

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

St. Louis Office
130 South Bemiston Ave, Suite 406
St. Louis, MO 63105

Phone: 314-667-4586
Fax: 314-721-3052
St. Louis Law Office Map

Jefferson City
114 E High Street
Suite A
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone: 314-667-4586
Fax: 314-721-3052
Map & Directions

The Wilbers Law Firm LLC - Personal Injury