Can Advanced Technologies Help Prevent Cape Coral Car Accidents?

by Carmen Dellutri on August 9, 2012

Cape Coral personal injury attorneyWhile we still don't have the flying cars predicted in the sci-fi movies of the 1980s, vehicles are increasingly coming equipped with technology designed to keep us safer. As Cape Coral accident attorneys, we are pleased to learn that many of these advanced technologies are actually working.

An insurance claim analyses by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows that forward collision avoidance systems, particularly those that can brake autonomously, along with adaptive headlights, which shift direction as the driver steers, were the most effective at reducing Cape Coral car accidents.

Unfortunately, lane departure warning appears to hurt, rather than help, drivers’ abilities to avoid accidents. In addition, blind spot detection and park assist have not yet shown clear effects on crash patterns yet.

"As more automakers offer advanced technologies on their vehicles, insurance data provide an early glimpse of how these features perform in the real world," says Matt Moore, vice president of HLDI, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). "So far, forward collision technology is reducing claims, particularly for damage to other vehicles, and adaptive headlights are having an even bigger impact than we had anticipated."

At this point, most of these systems are only available as an added option when purchasing a new vehicle. However, as they continue to prove effective in reducing Cape Coral car accidents, we are hopeful that they become standard in most vehicles.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation


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