There have been many safety improvements to cars over the last half-century, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to push automakers for even more advanced safety features in vehicles, through its New Car Assessment Program. Safety technologies such as advanced braking systems in vehicles are innovations that help save lives.
While many new cars have this type of cutting-edge safety technology, many do not. For this reason, NHTSA is encouraging car manufacturers to adopt new technologies such as this one to help reduce collisions. The reason advanced braking systems are so important in helping keep people safe on the roadways is because NHTSA data indicates many drivers involved in rear-end collisions have failed to apply their brakes or didn’t apply their brakes fully before crashing into the rear of another vehicle.
With the addition of technologies such as crash imminent braking (CIB) and dynamic brake support (DBS), motorists will have a better chance at avoiding rear-end crashes. These technologies can apply a car’s brakes or supplement the braking effort to help a driver avoid a rear-end wreck altogether. This technology alone has the power to help drivers avoid accidents and save people’s lives.
While these safety technologies as well as other new car technologies such as vehicle-to-vehicle communications has the promise to help save even more lives related to collisions, drivers in Florida need to be reminded to never fully rely on vehicle technology. Unfortunately, technology and systems can fail or parts on vehicles can be defective.
If you have been injured in a car crash in Fort Lauderdale and you believe the cause was a car defect or failure in safety technology, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to speak with a skilled Fort Lauderdale accident attorney in a free case consultation today at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766.