How Advancements in Car Safety Change Accident Habits
Nebraska has busy cities with tons of traffic. In 2020, at least one car crash happened every 18 minutes, 39 people were injured daily, and one person was killed every 38 hours. These horrifying statistics demonstrate the ongoing need to improve road safety. Laws are constantly changing to make the road a safer place. For example, in 2019, Nebraska law mandated that all children travel in rear-facing seats until they are two years old or reach the weight limit set by the manufacturer.
Though the push toward greater road safety has been growing, there is still much work to do. If you or a loved one have been hurt or injured in a car accident, you need to talk to a lawyer about your specific case now. The accomplished attorneys at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. can be reached (402) 505-8234 for an immediate consultation.
Car Safety Statistics
- The United States has an estimated five to six million car accidents a year
- 3,700 people die in car accidents a year
- An average of three million people get injured a year in car accidents
New Advancements in the Safety of Automobiles
Automobile technology has been steadily making progress toward road safety since cars were invented. Listed below are a few notable recent advancements:
Adaptative Cruise Control. This safety control system adjusts the car’s speed around other vehicles and objects to avoid collisions and crashes. Advanced sensory technology uses cameras, lasers, and radar equipment to keep the car at a safe distance from other vehicles and obstructions.
Autonomous Emergency Braking. Autonomous brakes detect obstacles on the road and will brake–even if the driver does not.
Electronic Stability Control. ESC, or electronic stability control, is an automatic system that keeps your car balanced or stable on the road while driving. This feature prevents spinning, slipping, or skidding off the road.
Future Improvement on Car Safety
The future is never far off in the world of modern automobiles. There are many projects in development across a multitude of companies right now that aim to make cars safer and make using them more intuitive. Safety is a major selling point for vehicles, so companies are always fighting to stay at the forefront of advancements in safety technology, and innovation is accelerated as a result. Below are a few examples of newly emerging or future automobile features that have already been theorized or put into practice. Keep an eye out for new, top-of-the-line vehicles with these or similar features in the coming years.
Driverless Technology. Though we have cars that can semi-drive themselves, the technology is not technically safe on its own. In the future, autonomous vehicles should be able to drive safely without needing a driver.
Augmented Reality. These information systems usually sit on the dashboard and display directions, a digital speedometer, and more. By 2025, these systems may even offer features that can detect hazards on the road and other road obstructions.
Head-up Display Windows. Some vehicles may be built with a Head-up Display Window which would display information like your speed, directions, or obstacle warnings directly on the windshield in front of you. The idea is that drivers will be able to easily see all necessary tools without ever totally taking their eyes off the road.
Wi-Fi Connection. A Wi-Fi connection is not only convenient but can save your life if you get lost or into trouble. Nowadays, 5G receivers are added to some vehicles to create a hotspot for all your devices.
Contact a Lawyer Today
Vehicles will never be perfectly safe, and tragedy can strike at any moment. No matter how safe the practices you follow on the road are, the negligent actions of others could still put you at risk. If you were injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries.
Before discussing your case with an experienced lawyer, never accept a settlement or payout offered by the often predatory insurance companies who may contact you. Our team of hard-working lawyers will work to discuss your case and fight for the best possible outcome. Call Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 to talk to a professional.
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