For many people in New Jersey, the thought of being involved in a car accident is eerily terrifying. In many circumstances fatal car crashes are completely avoidable when people pay attention, respect each other and follow the rules of the road. Recently, a variety of new technology has been developed with the goal to protect motorists from common hazards that often lead to car accidents.
With the implementation of innovative technology, vehicles have the ability to provide added protection for its passengers. However, it is imperative that the driver understands how to use the technology properly and does not take advantage of the assistance it provides. Consumer Reports shared that some of the latest developments include the following:
- Blind-spot warning
- Automatic high beams
- Lane-departure warnings
- Backup cameras
- Automatic emergency braking
- Adaptive cruise control
These helpful technologies can be used in conjunction with vigilance to reduce the number of car accidents caused by common human error. These types of technology are being used in more vehicles and are becoming a standard rather than an exception to the rule.
According to the Business Insider, some of the most common reasons why fatal accidents happen is due to the following reasons:
- Inclement weather
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Drunken driving
- Reckless driving and road rage
- Failure to obey the rules of the road
Other causes of deadly car accidents are improper turning, overcorrecting, distraction, failure to recognize and safely navigate sudden road hazards, not using safety features responsibly and fatigue.