As a driver, you understand how important it is to stay alert and pay attention to the road ahead. But the challenge of staying safe while behind the wheel is not easy. Driving is one of the most dangerous daily tasks that you can perform. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the first half of 2021 saw over 20,000 deaths from car accidents in the United States.
Fortunately, there are some driving safety technologies that can help keep you and your passengers safe. So how do they work?
Many vehicles now have warning systems that can monitor the road and alert you when you are drifting out of your lane or getting too close to the car in front of you. These systems can help you focus on the road while remaining aware of your surroundings. However, despite the benefits of these features, their purpose is only to warn you about potential accidents and not to stop them.
Some new technologies can kick into gear when you come close to a crash. Braking systems use backup cameras and sensors to check for pedestrians, vehicles and objects and apply the brakes when something gets too close. There are also devices that automatically put light pressure on your brakes if you start shifting lanes when a vehicle is next to you.
Safety features are becoming more and more common in vehicles of all types, and for good reason. These systems can do wonders when it comes to preventing injuries and death. By pairing technology with good driving skills, you can help make the roads safer in your community.