Automotive safety features have come a long way in the last decade. Blind spot warnings, crash avoidance systems and other innovations are preventing accidents and saving lives.
In particular, these five technologies are helping drivers reach their destinations alive and uninjured:
- Blind spot warning;
- Lane departure warning;
- Ignition interlock device;
- Advanced emergency braking systems;
- And backup cameras.
No matter how many safety features you have in your vehicle, though, you cannot control the actions of other drivers. If you were injured in a motor-vehicle accident in Mississippi, call Morris Bart, LTD in Gulfport.
Our personal-injury lawyers will determine if you have grounds for a claim. Call 800-537-8185 to schedule a free consultation.
Read on for more information about five advanced electronic safety features that could save your life:
- Blind Spot Warning
Blind spot warning systems use sensors to detect the presence of a vehicle in a driver’s blind spot. The system activates a visual, audible or physical alert – such as vibrating the steering wheel – to notify the driver that it is unsafe to turn or change lanes.
- Lane Departure Warning
According to Toyota, many new vehicles use cameras and sensors to determine the position of a vehicle relative to the white lines on a road. This lane departure warning system alerts the driver if he or she crosses white lines without using a turn signal, or starts to drift.
- Ignition Interlock Device
Nobody wants to take a breath test every time they drive, but ignition interlock devices save lives. In Mississippi, drivers who are convicted of DUI may be required to install an ignition interlock device. Not only do IIDs prevent habitual offenders from endangering others, but according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, they also have reduced the rate of repeat DUI convictions across the United States.
- Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS)
Also called “autonomous emergency braking systems,” AEBS use sensors to measure the distance of vehicles in front and identify situations when speed and distance from a vehicle or object are conducive to an accident. While some crash-avoidance technologies deliver a visual or audible alert, AEBS automatically engages the brakes to help drivers avoid collisions.
- Backup Cameras
Backup cameras help drivers avoid back-over accidents, which happen when a motorist reverses over another person without seeing him or her. Every year, approximately 14,000 people suffer injuries and 200 die in these collisions – and the majority of the victims are children. According to Autotrader, all new vehicles in the United States will be required to have backup cameras by May 2018.
If you were injured by a negligent motorist in Mississippi, contact a Gulfport auto accident attorney from Morris Bart, LTD. Our personal-injury lawyers will handle the legal aspects of your claim so you can focus on recovery.
Our firm has been representing the injured for more than 30 years. Call 800-537-8185 to schedule a free initial consultation.