How well do drivers understand the limitations of safety tech?
The many new auto safety technologies that have been coming onto the market have the potential to prevent crashes and make the roads a safer place. However, they also have their limitations. A recent study indicates that there are many drivers out there who don’t understand these limitations.
The study was by AAA. It found that it was pretty common for drivers to have misconceptions about what certain safety technologies can and can’t do. Technologies included in this are adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning and blind-spot monitoring.
Why does it matter how well drivers understand the limitations of these systems? Well, misconceptions on this front could cause drivers to rely on these systems in ways they shouldn’t and not be as alert as they should be when operating vehicles that have such systems. This could lead to accident risks arising in connection to such technologies.
Why do you think misconceptions are so common when it comes to new auto safety technologies? What do you think would go the farthest in getting the limitations of these systems across to the driving public?
As this discussion illustrates, in today’s era of advanced auto safety systems, how drivers act continues to hold one of the main deciding spots in how safe things are out on the roads.
Now, following a car crash, it isn’t always easy to pin down how the drivers in the involved vehicles were acting. However, these can be very important details when pursuing compensation in relation to injuries suffered in traffic crashes. This is why having skilled personal injury attorneys conduct careful investigations of the circumstances surrounding a crash can be so important for car accident victims.