How technology has improved the safety of modern vehicles 

On Behalf of | May 2, 2022 | Motor vehicle accidents

You’ve been saving up for a while to purchase a new vehicle. A brief search on the market shows a wide range of cars available. There are some good deals on brand new cars, but you’re a fan of the classic models. If you opt for a second-hand purchase, you might just have enough left over for a vacation too. 

Before you commit to a deal, it might be worth considering the safety features of each vehicle. Technology has vastly improved the safety of modern vehicles, with some key improvements outlined below. 

Driver alertness 

Distracted and drowsy driving is one of the leading causes of road traffic collisions in the U.S. Vehicle manufacturers have attempted to combat this by installing driver alertness detection systems in their newest models. 

These systems are able to detect unusual driving patterns, such as a rapid change in lanes, erratic speeds or sudden decreases in acceleration. Upon detection, an alert will inform the driver that it’s time to take a rest.

Improved visibility 

Every vehicle has an area surrounding them that the driver is unable to see. These locations are typically referred to as blind spots, and they are at the heart of many road traffic collisions. 

Technology has managed to counter these dangers by producing blind-spot monitoring systems. If a vehicle is traveling too closely behind, or to the side of your motor, an alert should inform you of the situation and prompt you to make adjustments. 

While technology has vastly improved vehicular safety, it is not foolproof. Accidents still happen, and if you have been hurt because of someone else’s driving, you should look into your legal options. You have a right to ask for fair compensation when you’ve been injured by another party’s mistakes.