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Driver safety systems can reduce accidents

On Behalf of | Jul 22, 2020 | Personal Injury

More Ohio drivers are purchasing cars with vehicle safety systems. There are different metrics in judging whether these systems make the driving experience safer. Nearly all experts agree that these safety systems have contributed to a reduction in car accidents to an extent. If you have the ability to buy a car that has this system, it will make your driving experience safer.

Driver-assist technology can give you notice of a dangerous

The market for these types of systems is growing at a 12% annual rate. By 2030, the total market size for vehicle safety systems will reach $80 billion. These safety systems include things such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning. While these will not drive the car for you, these systems will give you a warning when you are in danger of having an accident.

You will end up paying for these systems

Cars with blind-spot monitoring alone reduce car accidents by roughly 14%. Studies have shown that, if every car was outfitted with blind-spot monitoring, 50,000 fewer crashes would have occurred in 2015. These systems are expensive, and when you have a crash, repair bills can be higher because sensors also need to be repaired. Drivers will spend more upfront on safety, but will have less of a chance of a crash. However, car insurance companies will not cut their rates for those who buy cars with these systems because of the extra cost of repairing them in an accident.

Driver safety is of paramount importance. While you may purchase these safety systems, others may not. If you have been injured as a driver or a passenger because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. You mightretain a personal injury lawyer to learn more about how you can file a claim with the insurance company or a personal injury lawsuit.