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Can new safety features prevent all car accidents?

| Oct 12, 2020 | Car Accidents

The automobile industry is constantly coming up with new safety features that will hopefully reduce car crashes or keep occupants safe in the event a crash happens. While seat belts, mirrors and crumple zones are common safety features that all modern automobiles are equipped with, with the rise in technology comes advancements that may make new automobiles safer than ever before.

New safety features that may be in your next car

Some safety features are mandatory these days. These include electronic stability control, traction control, antilock brakes and rearview-camera monitors. However, new safety features are already appearing in automobiles.

For example, one feature will vibrate the driver’s seat cushion if they swerve between lanes. Other features include:

  • Automatic emergency braking when in the presence of pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Blind-spot warning
  • Rear cross-path detection
  • Rear air bags

However, safety features cannot prevent all car accidents

Unfortunately, a car can be equipped with all available safety features, but it could still be involved in a car accident. We cannot control all the actions of other drivers on the road, no matter how carefully we drive. All drivers in the Knoxville area and across the U.S. are tasked with the duty of driving reasonably under the circumstances. If this duty is breached, causing a crash that injures or kills another person, the negligent driver may be held liable. Ultimately, those who have been injured in a car accident caused by a careless driver will want to seek legal advice, which this post does not provide.

 

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