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Do Drivers Rely Too Much on Technology?

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Understanding the Limitations of AutomatedTechnology

When it comes to car technology, we’ve come a long way. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), newer cars are safer than their older counterparts — and the improved structural designs and other automated safety features like back-up cameras and blind-spot detection may lives have been saved.

But, how do we know if we are relying on automated car technology too much? Here are some telltale signs.

You Are Unaware of Technology Limitations

Although the safety features of your car may be technologically advanced, it’s still important to understand that they have limitations. For example, blind-spot monitoring systems may work when you are in another driver’s blind spot, however, it may not detect oncoming vehicles at high speeds.

Also, blind-spot monitoring will not necessarily detect oncoming bicycles or pedestrians, and relying on this technology to do so can cause a severe accident.

Your Defensive Driving Skills Have Fallen to the Wayside

Even though your car may be equipped with all the bells and whistles when it comes to safety technology, it’s still important to practice defensive driving. Having advanced car technology won’t save you from an accident if you are speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or texting while driving or talking on the phone.

You Haven’t Fully Read Up on Your Car’s Safety Features

One of the best ways to ensure you are using your car’s high-tech safety features properly is to read the instructions carefully. If you are unsure about how to use your safety features, contact your local dealership for assistance or a demonstration of all the features your car is equipped with to keep you and your family safe.

Contact a Kansas City Car Accident Lawyer

After sustaining an injury in a car accident, it goes without saying that it can be a scary and stressful experience — and when you add in dealing with the insurance companies, it can be that much more daunting.

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident we can help. When insurance companies push back, we’ll fight them hard to get you the maximum compensation that you deserve. Our experienced attorneys are here for you every step of the way.

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.