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Auto Technology Might Put Pedestrians in Danger

Auto Technology Might Put Pedestrians in Danger

Auto Technology Might Put Pedestrians in Danger

In the past decade, the technology that comes with motor vehicles has changed greatly. Many cars have automatic braking systems, obstacle detection and alarms, in-car navigation systems, and more. These safety systems are meant to prevent accidents and keep motorists safe from harm.

However, drivers should not rely on safety systems too much, as they can be flawed. Having automatic brakes is not a reason to allow yourself to get distracted and stop paying attention to the road. Specifically, one recent study found that braking systems on four different popular car models did not prevent pedestrian collisions.

AAA conducted tests regarding:

  • 2019 Honda Accords with the Honda Sensing technology
  • 2019 Toyota Camry with Toyota Safety Sense
  • 2019 Tesla Model 3 with emergency braking
  • 2019 Chevrolet Malibu with Front Pedestrian Braking systems

The findings indicate that there are numerous factors that can impact the effectiveness of these emergency systems when a pedestrian walks in front of the moving car. Some factors that rendered the systems unreliable include:

  • Nighttime
  • Increased speed of the car
  • Smaller size of a pedestrian

This is troublesome, as most pedestrian accidents happen at night, and the most serious pedestrian injuries usually happen to children of smaller size and when a car is traveling at higher speeds. This means that pedestrian accidents might still occur in situations when they should be prevented the most.

When motorists fail to pay attention to the road, they can cause pedestrian injuries. Injured pedestrians can hold negligent drivers liable for their medical bills and other losses, and they should seek legal assistance.

Contact a Roseville Personal Injury Lawyer for Help

Khatami Law helps accident victims recover for their many losses. If you believe that you have a potential case stemming from a pedestrian accident or another traffic collision, call 916.584.9595 or contact us online today.

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