Carmakers Push Crash Prevention Technology

According to statistics, more than 2.3 million American citizens have reportedly been rushed to hospitals due to injuries caused by auto accidents. The Majors Firm reports that auto accidents kill an estimated 8,000 drivers aged 16 to 20 years old every year. Auto accidents have become one of the leading causes of injuries and fatalities in the United States, and the impact of these car crashes to the economy has become more and more noticeable: every year, road crashes have cost the government $230.6 billion dollars.

With auto accidents causing 37,000 deaths each year, the government has been strongly advocating safe and defensive driving. State laws have started implementing increased and heavier penalties to motorists who violate traffic and road rules and regulations. Aiding to keep auto accidents to a minimum, car manufacturers have also developed technologies that provide safer vehicles. These cars can alarm motorists of possible collisions and have additional automatic braking systems to help prevent car crashes. According to Russ Rader, spokesperson for the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), vehicles that provide services such as forward collision warnings and automatic braking systems reduce the chances of an auto accident by as much as 15 percent.

Car manufacturers Honda, Subaru, and Volvo are among the leaders in these types of car crash prevention technology – they have scored top rating in four types of car crash tests as well as having collision alert signals that warn drivers of possible collision, as tested by the IIHS. Manufacturers are taking the results of these tests seriously because, aside from protecting their customers from accidents, these results can give them positive marketing to boost their sales. The increased need in using high-tech features to improve vehicle safety has been encouraged by the IIHS to lower the incidents of auto accidents, therefore reducing the number of injuries and fatalities (as well as costs) for everyone.

If you have been injured because of a car manufacturing malfunction, you may qualify for compensation. Contact a personal injury lawyer today, such as Ausband Law at: http://ausbandlawfirm.com/mcdonough/.

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