Some new vehicles already have different devices to help reduce crashes. These devices include:
- Forward-collision warning
- Lane departure warning
- Electronic stability control
- Automatic parallel parking control
- Blind Spot warnings
Since 2006, these controls have helped reduce the number of fatalities by 25 percent in the United States.
Other possible solutions the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has considered include:
- Converting intersections to roundabouts
- Stronger enforcement of seat belt laws
- Mandatory helmet use for motorcyclists
- Lower speed limits
- Sobriety checkpoints
Our attorneys for car accidents represent victims of Michigan car accidents every day. Serious injuries are frequent outcomes from these accidents, as well as many of times the families of a person is killed in an auto accident. News that a device could prevent car accident fatalities up to 80 percent is good news, however, there are many different tips a person can follow without a device to help prevent car accidents. A few of these tips include avoid at all costs distracted driving, that includes, eating while driving, texting while driving, talking on the phone while driving, etc..., make sure that your vehicle is operating safely and works properly, and always use the correct signals when making a turn for example.
Vicitms of auto accident do have legal rights. If you or a family member suffer injuries due to a Michigan car accident, you should contact a attorney for car accidents immediately to discuss your case. Call us now at (800) 606-1717. Our personal injury firm will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.