The Impact of Car Safety Technology
Car safety has come a long way over the past few decades thanks to technology. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), newer cars are safer than ever before, and fatality rates have decreased due to improved occupant protection. Here are some facts you need to know.
Improved Safety Statistics
The NHTSA’s latest data has some promising statistics about improved safety in newer cars equipped with high-tech features. The following facts demonstrate how advanced technology saves lives:
- The occupant fatality rate per 1,000 registered vehicles in 1997 was 17.71%
- The occupant fatality rate per 1,000 registered vehicles in 2017 was 10.95%
- Vehicle safety equipment developments saved 27,621 lives in 2012, compared to only 115 lives in 1960.
Improvements in seat belts, airbags, and crash avoidance technologies have been instrumental in keeping motorists safer on the road.
Is Your Car Equipped With These Safety Features?
Every year, car manufacturers come out with all the new “bells and whistles” and other safety equipment to entice consumers to buy their cars. While new and improved safety features are convenient and can help prevent an accident, it’s important to remember that they aren’t accident-proof. Here are some of the most common safety features in cars today:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Active park assist
- Automatic emergency braking
- Auto high-beams
- Blind-spot monitor
- Driver attention monitor
- Forward collision warning
- Lane departure warning
Contact a Kansas City Car Accident Lawyer
Although high-tech safety features have improved driver safety over the years, car accidents still happen. If you’ve been involved in a car crash, dealing with insurance companies can be a stressful task.
When you are unsure how to move forward with a car accident claim, we can help. We’ll work diligently to ensure you receive the maximum compensation that you deserve. Our team of skilled attorneys is here to guide you through every step.
Call Peterson & Associates, P.C. today at 816-888-8888 to speak with an attorney about your potential case. We are offering consultations via phone, email, and video conferencing for your convenience.