2021 Car Safety TechnologiesMississippi Legal News
Automakers are always researching and innovating to improve their car’s function, style, safety, and comfort. If you are in the market for a new car, safety is always a priority and manufacturers understand this. Improving safety on the road is hard to overlook given that the United States has more than six million accidents each year and these incidents are the leading cause of personal injury and death in the nation. In the state of Mississippi in 2015, the Mississippi Department of Transportation reports that there were 96 lives lost every day that year with just under 7,000 people injured per day.
In 2021, there are new technologies to be on the lookout for that were designed to help drivers reduce the risk of a crash. Anything that can help drivers stay safe on the road is good news. There may come a time when car accidents are a thing of the past, but for now, they are still happening too frequently. If you were in a Mississippi car accident, knowing your legal rights can help you more effectively manage the aftermath of your crash. Bob Germany is a Mississippi car accident attorney who can provide you the legal counsel you need to obtain maximum recovery in your Missippi personal injury claim.
Car Safety Systems in 2021
Getting a new car is exciting and the thought of wrecking it in a car accident is disheartening. Even more unfortunate would be physical bodily harm that could result to you and your passengers should a crash happen. The following safety systems may help you stay safer on the road.
- Forward Collision Warning alerts drivers who are driving forward when there is the potential that a crash may occur. An example would be if an object or a person unexpectedly enters the road or is on the roadway, FCW will recognize it.
- Automatic Emergency Braking does exactly what FCW does when a car is driving forward with the addition of automatically engaging the brakes.
- City Automatic Emergency Braking is designed to engage the brakes when an object is detected while a car is driving in cities that generally have speed limits that are slower.
- Lane Keeping Assistance helps a driver more effectively steer so that they stay in their lane and avoid swerving into other lanes.
- Lane-Centering Assist keeps a vehicle straight and steady in the middle of the lane that they occupy.
- Lane Departure Warning sends an alert to a driver that is getting too close to another lane or crosses one.
- Blind Spot Warning can detect objects around the car that the driver may not be able to see and sends an alert.
- High-Speed Automatic Emergency Braking engages the brakes when cars are traveling at higher speeds on the highway if it recognizes a hazard.
- Pedestrian Detection identifies people and alerts the driver and applies the brakes.
- Adaptive Cruise Control helps maintain the appropriate distance from other cars on the road.
- Rear Cross-Traffic Warning tells a driver other vehicles are present on the side and in the back of the vehicle when it is driving in reverse.
- Rear Automatic Emergency Braking will alert a driver who is moving in reverse that there could be a collision and then puts on the brakes.
Speak with a Mississippi Car Accident Attorney Today
These technologies may help reduce Jackson car accidents and should that be the case, that is a good thing. Still, they will not eliminate all crashes. If you do become the victim of a vehicular accident in Jackson, do not hesitate to reach out to a Jackson personal injury attorney at the Germany Law Firm. You can schedule a free consultation with Bob Germany by calling (601) 487-0555.