20 Jul 6 Facts to Know about Crash Avoidance Systems & Car Accidents (Pt. 3)
Here is the conclusion to our three-part blog 6 Facts to Know about Crash Avoidance Systems & Car Accidents.
Some Final Facts about Crash Avoidance Systems…
Fact 5 – Weather conditions can impact the performance of crash avoidance systems.
Similar to the fact that road conditions can affect the performance of crash avoidance systems, so too can weather conditions. In fact, many types of poor weather conditions – including snow, sleet, heavy rains, fog, etc. – can prevent the radar and other tools that crash avoidance systems rely upon from properly working.
Ironically, the poor weather conditions that can impact the effectiveness of crash avoidance systems may actually be the very conditions in which drivers really need to rely on these systems.
For instance, when it’s really foggy outside, drivers may be counting on the front crash prevention system and the backover prevention system to alert them to objects in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle because these drivers can’t see very far around the vehicle. However, in such cases, the fog could end up obscuring the detection abilities of crash avoidance systems as much as it obscures drivers’ vision.
Fact 6 – Crash avoidance systems can’t make up for driver negligence.
Although crash avoidance systems can clearly be effective in certain situations, they can NOT necessarily prevent car accidents when drivers are irresponsible, reckless or negligent. In fact, it can be totally irrelevant that vehicles are equipped with crash avoidance systems (and that such systems may be 100 percent effective) if drivers are:
- Distracted and, therefore, aren’t paying attention to the warnings issued by these systems
- Intoxicated or fatigued and, as a result, are not aware of or are not properly responding to these systems’ warning
- Intentionally violating traffic laws (by, for example, cutting off other drivers or speeding).
Such instances of driver negligence can negate any benefits of crash avoidance systems and, tragically, can increase the risk of serious accidents and injuries to others on the roadways.
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