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Collision avoidance systems could prevent injuries

New York drivers may not be aware that a few vehicles now come with a collision avoidance system installed, but the National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all commercial and passenger vehicles be manufactured with these systems as standard equipment. One industry group, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, has said that consumers should have the choice to purchase vehicles that include this equipment, and only four passenger models in 2014 included collision avoidance systems.

However, the NTSB says that more than 80 percent of rear-end collisions would be less severe with the devices installed. With an estimated 500,000 people injured and about 1,700 killed each year in this type of accident, the human cost might be significantly reduced. Systems are also able to detect when drivers make errors such as crossing into the other lane. The recommendation of the NTSB is that initially, vehicles should come equipped with devices that warn about an impending collision. Later models would have automatic braking systems installed once an imminent collision is detected.

The NTSB made the recommendation in a report that was published on June 8, but it has been promoting collision avoidance systems for about 20 years. However, a lack of initiative and consumer education about the devices is blamed for the inaction.

A person in a vehicle that is hit by a car from behind might sustain serious injuries. They may miss work and face a long period of expensive rehabilitation. An attorney for an injured victim can review the accident investigation report and other evidence in order to determine if the accident was due to the negligence of the driver in the rear. If so, it may be advisable to seek damages from the responsible party through a personal injury lawsuit.

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