Automakers continue to add revolutionary safety features to vehicles like airbags and blind-spot cameras, but these features don’t address a major issue on today’s roadways. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTT) reports that 80% of crashes and 65% of near-crashes are the result of driver distraction. Now, there is new technology available that uses radar to reduce the threat of driver inattentiveness by monitoring everything around the vehicle. The radar will be able to find pavement lines, detect vehicles in blind spots, and warn of nearby objects.
This technology is available today and has been implemented in several car models already. It effectively prevents distracted driving in many cases because the driver will be alerted whenever a threat is in the car’s vicinity. In the event that a driver is veering off the right lane, an alarm and visual cue will activate to allow the driver to position back into the lane. This type of notification would prevent many distracted motorists from crashing as they unknowingly approach a stopped vehicle or depart from their lane.
Distracted driving is a behavior that every driver has experienced at one time or another. The causes of distracted driving can include driving while tired, paying attention to the radio or children, eating in the car, talking, and texting along with many more. A lot of drivers do fall victim to these distractions as evidenced by the NHTSA’s study where drivers frequently became distracted within three seconds prior to the crash. The effects of a car crash can take lives and devastate families so it is vital for drivers to take as many precautions as they can against distracted driving.
The Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates Seeks Full Compensation for Victims of Distracted Driving Accidents
The wrongful actions of a careless driver can seriously harm you or a loved one as well as burden you financially. Money damages may be recoverable for medical expenses, lost income, and other related accident expenses. The Philadelphia car accident attorneys at the law offices of Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates will review your case and explore your available legal options to obtain maximum compensation. To see if you have the right to seek compensation, call us today at 215-567-6600 to schedule a free consultation or contact us online. Our personal injury lawyers represent clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and are available to speak with you 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.