Randolph & Associates
Call us today for a free consultation
(800) RANDOLPH800-726-3657 Se Habla Español
Over 40 years of disciplined legal experience.

Effectiveness of crash avoidance systems studied

A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety into the effectiveness of sophisticated automobile accident prevention and avoidance systems has found that this technology may reduce rear-end collisions in California and around the country by as much as 40 percent. The nonprofit research organization compared the collision rates of cars with no accident avoidance system, those with a system that provided drivers with an audible warning and those with an automatic braking system.

The IIHS researchers analyzed crash data culled from police reports filed in 2013, and they concluded that equipping every car in the country with a system that provided drivers with an audible warning would reduce the number of rear-end collisions by 23 percent. Systems that automatically apply the brakes were found to be effective around 40 percent of the time. These findings indicate that automatic braking systems could potentially prevent 700,000 rear-end collisions and a number of severe injuries every year.

As more and more research points to the effectiveness of accident avoidance systems, the pressure on lawmakers to make the technology mandatory will likely grow. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been advocating for crash prevention systems for several years, and the safety agency announced in September 2015 that car makers and the IIHS had joined them in calling for regulatory changes.

Rear-end collisions often cause painful whiplash injuries that can take months or even years to fully recover from. While this type of motor vehicle accident could occur as a result of mechanical failure, reckless behavior such as texting while behind the wheel is far more likely to be the cause. Those injured due to negligent actions may seek remedies in civil court, and personal injury attorneys could initiate litigation on their behalf.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Begin A FREE CONSULTATION

Need Help? Have a Legal Question? Contact us now for a free consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Awards & Associations

  • State Bar of California - California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Distinguished AV - LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell - Peer Review Rated for ethical standards and legal ability - Donald C. Randolph 2004-2016
  • Super Lawyers Donald C. Randolph 2004-2016
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers Donald C. Randolph 2004-2016
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Low Angeles
  • The national trial lawyers | Top 100 trial lawyers

Santa Monica Office
1717 Fourth Street, 3rd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: 800-726-3657
Santa Monica Personal Injury Office

Rancho Cucamonga Office
9431 Haven Avenue, Suite 100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Phone: 800-726-3657
Rancho Cucamonga Personal Injury Office

Palm Desert Office
77711 Flora Road, Suite 101
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Phone: 800-726-3657
Palm Desert Office Location

Connect with our firm online: