National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) Pushes for All Cars to Have Collision Avoidance Systems


September 01, 2015

Vehicles have certainly progressed significantly over the past few decades in terms of safety and limiting the number of serious injuries and death resulting from auto accidents. However, despite technological advances, accidents continue to occur for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, inattentive driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and the commission of traffic violations such as speeding or running a red light. Further, even if cars have become safer, the progression of technology in terms of the smart phone and some cameras can make any new advances in car safety less impactful.

To address the prevalence of automobile accidents, the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that all new passenger vehicles implement some type of collision avoidance system, and should do so at no additional cost to drivers. Such a new technology may be able to limit the number of accidents that occur by notifying drivers of an impending accident. To determine how successful a collision avoidance system will be, the NTSB will have to test this new technology and provide feedback, paving the way for carmakers to make changes in the future.

What Are the Chances that Collision Avoidance Systems Will Work?

As is the case with any new system or technology, only time will tell if a collision avoidance system will work. At first glance, a collision avoidance system seems promising, as such technology can notify drivers when they are veering off the road, or if they need to brake quickly to avoid an accident. If this type of system is successful, drivers and passengers on the roadways may be able to survive an accident without suffering the most severe of injuries, including, but not limited to, concussions and other brain injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis and other life-altering injuries, both physically and mentally.

Until we know whether or not collision avoidance systems will work, and whether or not they will soon be required in all new passenger vehicles, drivers must continue to take all measures possible to operate their vehicles safely on our Georgia streets and highways. Further, even with the implementation of collision avoidance systems, accidents are not likely to stop completely, and innocent individuals may be injured or killed at the expense of another's conduct. When such unnecessary accidents occur, injured victims and their loved ones should rightfully be entitled to recover for what has happened to them. As such, anyone considering legal action should discuss the matter alongside a qualified attorney, who can evaluate the facts and circumstances of the case as well as take the necessary steps to obtain compensation.

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Collision avoidance systems can be the answer to effectively limiting the number of injuries and deaths resulting from auto accidents. However, it is also likely that no system will be perfect, and there is still a risk that individuals will suffer harm in any type of automobile accident. If you or a loved one has been injured by another person or party, it is important that you consider speaking with an attorney to discuss your situation, as you will then have a better understanding of what options you have for moving forward.

At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our firm has more than thirty years of experience providing zealous legal representation to injured victims from all across Georgia and throughout the entire Southeast. Our highly skilled car accident attorneys are true advocates and fight to ensure their clients' rights and interests are protected. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys, Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

 

Source:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/06/09/ntsb-collision-avoidance-all-cars/28724575/

Category: Auto Accidents

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