Motor vehicle accidents continue to be a huge issue in Chatom and across Alabama. For this reason, we should all be doing our part to take steps to reduce the number of car accidents that occur. One of the best ways to do this is by making sure that your vehicle is equipped with the latest safety features.
Whether you have an older car that needs technological upgrades or are interested in purchasing a brand-new car that already has these safety features included, understanding how this technology works can go a long way in helping you avoid a car accident.
People who suffer critical injuries in a car accident can get the legal help they need by contacting a reputable Chatom car accident lawyer at Turner, Onderdonk, Kimbrough, Howell, Huggins & Bradley, P.A. Schedule your free, no-risk claim review when you call our Chatom office at 251-847-2237 or our Bay Minette office at 251-651-0483.
360-Degree and Back-Up Cameras
360 degree and back up cameras are a technological advancement that could dramatically reduce the number of car accidents that occur across Alabama. The vast majority of accidents that occur at low rates of speed occur in parking lots or while a person is backing up. With a 360-degree camera or backup camera attached to your vehicle, you may be able to more easily see your surroundings when backing up your vehicle.
One of their greatest features is the alert systems that let you know when you are closely approaching an object, vehicle, or person, or that another vehicle is approaching you. This may give you enough time to stop backing up or move your vehicle out of the way in time to avoid a collision.
LED headlights are not a new technological advancement. But they are a lot brighter than other types of halogen light bulbs that are traditionally used in older vehicles. In some cases, LED light bulbs have even been found to last up to twenty years. If you are driving at night, they could be the difference between a safe drive and a devastating crash.
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
Automatic emergency brakes alert you when you are at risk for a crash. They help you to use your car’s maximum breaking capacity to stop. If your manual break is not preventing you from stopping, the AEB system can take over. There are three primary types of AED systems, high speed, low speed, and pedestrian. The different systems use short and long range radar to detect approaching vehicles or pedestrians.
Lane Departure Warning Systems
Another great piece of technology that could help reduce the number of car accidents in Alabama are lane departure warning systems. The systems will notify you if your vehicle begins to drift outside of your lane of traffic.
These systems are capable of notifying you audibly, physically, and even visually. Some are even capable of taking over driving the vehicle. When more cars are equipped with these lane departure warning systems, the incidents of drowsy and distracted driving could be dramatically reduced.
Automatic Driving or Self-Steering
Self-steering, automatic driving, and autonomic cars are increasing in popularity. Some will even argue that they are the way of the future. Despite some of their flaws, automatic steering features can go a long way in helping to reduce the number of car accidents. Auto steering is capable of taking over driving when you are parallel parking, about to strike a person or object, or are about to be struck by another vehicle.
Get Help from an Alabama Car Accident Lawyer Today
Not all cars are yet equipped with the technology needed to reduce the number of car accidents that occur across Alabama. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you have the right to hold the liable party accountable. Get justice for your suffering when you reach out to an experienced Alabama car accident lawyer at Turner, Onderdonk, Kimbrough, Howell, Huggins & Bradley, P.A.
Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation when you call our Bay Minette office at 251-651-0483 or our Chatom office at 251-847-2237. Or complete our web contact form and someone from our office will reach out to you to get started on your case.