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Can These Safety Features Help Prevent Auto Accidents?

By Christopher Hoffmann  Jan. 16, 2019 3:33p

The technological advancements of the modern world come with their positives and negatives. One of these critical positive developments of technology is high-tech safety features in cars. There is an excellent reason for these advancements: Driving is dangerous. As easy as it might be for you, or as safe as you may feel on the roads of St. Louis, the fact is that around 37,000 people die every year from car accidents and another 2.35 million are injured in the US alone (source: ASIRT). These tragedies must be avoided, and that's precisely what these safety features help you do. Next time you buy a car, you should consider them.

Backup Camera

Backup cameras are becoming very common in modern vehicles because of how much they help with driving in reverse. A typical situation that leads to an accident is somebody backing out of a parking space. They might hit another car, or more tragically, a pedestrian. Backup cameras significantly decrease this risk by giving the driver a view of what is behind them. One thing to watch out for is that these cameras do not provide full coverage. Even if you have one, you should still turn look before backing up.

Periphery Sensors

Many accidents occur because somebody did not effectively check their blind spot. Periphery sensors are a safeguard against this, as they will tell you when somebody is there. Additionally, they can make your life a lot easier while parking. In a similar vein, you can also choose blind spot cameras.

Auto Braking

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of accident, but they can often be avoided by hitting the brakes as early as you can. Auto manufacturers understand this and have started to create cars that deploy brakes automatically in emergencies.

Drift Warning

A telltale sign of drunk, drowsy, or distracted driving is drifting between lanes. Some modern cars can sense that this is happening, you will displaying a flashing light to tell you. If you have this feature and get that flashing light multiple times in just a few minutes, you are probably unfit to drive.

Emergency Response Button

If you end up sustaining a severe injury and need immediate medical attention, every second counts. Additionally, you might be in an awkward position and not have access to your phone. If either of these is the case, an easy to reach emergency response button will definitely come in handy.

It may not feel like it, but you are taking a slight gamble every time you get behind the wheel. Once you realize that this is the case, you will want to improve your odds as much as possible. One way to do this is by choosing a car with high-tech safety features. They will do a lot to help you out when you or another driver are being careless on the road. Of course, they cannot save you from every accident. If you do suffer a crash, then it's time to consult with a St. Louis auto accident lawyer about your potential compensation.

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