10 Jul 6 Facts to Know about Crash Avoidance Systems & Car Accidents (Pt. 1)
Whether you’ve recently watched the news or have been shopping for a new vehicle, you are likely aware that various types of crash avoidance systems come as special features on nearly any new make or model vehicle. While these systems have been widely praised safety features (and they come at an added cost for most vehicles), there are some facts that people may not be aware of when it comes to crash avoidance systems.
In this three-part blog, we will highlight some important and little-known facts about modern crash avoidance systems and car accidents. If you end up getting involved in a car accident and you have questions about your rights to compensation, make sure you meet with Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer Richard Langerman for a free consultation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by meeting with Richard Langerman to receive a free, professional case evaluation.
What You Should Know about Crash Avoidance Systems
Fact 1 – Some crash avoidance systems are more effective than others.
When it comes to crash avoidance systems for vehicles, there are a plethora of options, only some of which include:
- Blind spot detection systems
- Front crash prevention systems
- Lane departure prevention and warning systems
- Backover prevention and warning systems
- Curve speed warning systems.
While all of these crash avoidance systems have their benefits (and some potential downsides), they are not all equally effective at preventing car accidents and protecting the occupants of vehicles. In fact, a number of trusted researchers and industry professionals (including those at the IIHS, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety) generally agree that the front crash prevention systems are the most effective at reducing the risk of serious car accidents.
What this ends up meaning is that, when consumers are car shopping for new vehicles with various options for crash avoidance systems, they should be more open to spending the extra money on front crash prevention systems (as opposed to other, possibly less effective crash avoidance systems).
Fact 2 – Crash avoidances systems are created equal by different vehicle manufacturers.
Just as different types of crash avoidance systems are not necessarily equally effective, the same types of crash avoidance systems made by different manufacturers also vary in quality and effectiveness. In other words, you can’t necessarily count on the fact that a front crash prevention system from one vehicle manufacturer will be as quality or effective as the same type of system made by another vehicle manufacturer.
While this may be alarming to some consumers, it ultimately means that, as people are car shopping, they should do their research to find out what industry professionals have to say about various vehicle manufacturers and the quality of their crash avoidance systems. If you are going to spend the money on these systems, make sure you know that they work and are trusted by experts in the industry.
For our continued discussion of important facts to know about crash avoidance systems, don’t miss the upcoming second and third parts of this blog.
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