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New Safety Features Drastically Reduce Accidents

graphic of car with lane detection technology | New Safety Features Drastically Reduce AccidentsModern car technology has come a long way in the last decade. New safety features drastically reduce accidents and fatalities on our roads. In particular, two driver assistance features have made our roads safer: lane departure warning systems and blind spot monitoring. Each one has saved countless lives and has the potential to reinvent how we drive. lane departure warning systems reduce car accidents

According to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, lane departure warning systems have reduced the rate of accidents by 11% and reduced the injuries in accidents by 21%. In particular, this warning system was responsible for a drastic reduction in sideswipe accidents and fatal head-on collisions. Just how many lives has this system saved? Lane departure warning systems were responsible for an 86% reduction in fatalities on our roads. While not every car is manufactured with this technology, if they were, an additional 85,000 accidents and 55,000 injuries could be prevented every single year.

The IIHS report found that blind spot monitoring systems were responsible for a 14% reduction in car accidents and a 23% reduction in injury accidents. If all cars came equipped with this technology, an additional 50,000 crashes and 16,000 injuries would be prevented every year.

Further Reading: What to do After a Ridesharing Accident

What Other Safety Features Save Lives?

Other safety features that have been proved to save lives include the forward collision warning system and the automatic braking system. These two systems saved thousands of lives and reduced numerous crashes. In fact, according to recent statistics, forward collision warning systems reduced crashes by 23%. The automatic braking systems on vehicles reduced crashes by a staggering 40%.

Injured in a Crash?

Unfortunately, even when your car has all the latest safety features, accidents can still happen. When they do, you need an experienced Northern Colorado car accident attorney on your side. From the very start, your attorney will be able to review your case, investigate your accident closely, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. Never sign any insurance settlement without first speaking to an experienced attorney. Without a lawyer on your side, you may not receive the money you need to pay all of your medical expenses, lost wages, and long-term care costs.

Contact Our Northern Colorado Car Accident Lawyers

Hull & Zimmerman, P.C.If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Broomfield, Northglenn, Westminster, Thornton, or anywhere in Northern Colorado, the law is on your side. At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., our committed car accident lawyers are dedicated to the belief that everyone deserves justice. Contact us at (303) 423-1770 or (866) 385-3505.

Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience representing injured accident victims in Broomfield, Arvada, Superior, Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Westminster, Thornton, Longmont, and throughout Colorado.

 

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