Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Making car accidents a thing of the past

New Technology Designed to Keep Drivers From Getting Into Car Accidents

safedrive-articleTechnology has been making driving much safer for decades. From seat belts to anti-lock brakes to airbags, today’s cars are safer than ever.
But one thing technology hasn’t addressed is the prevention of accidents themselves – until now. Because it appears that the technology to prevent accidents not only has been invented, but it’s become readily available as well.

Making car accidents a thing of the past

This technology uses radar, and is designed to address the leading cause of car accidents: driver inattentiveness (otherwise known as “distracted driving”). In fact, according to a study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), 80% of crashes and 65% of near-crashes involve some form of driver distraction. And the distraction typically occurred within three seconds before the vehicle crash!
The reasons for distracted driving are varied, and are universal (meaning we all fall victim to them from time to time.) These can include:
  • Driving while tired
  • Following too closely
  • Not noticing a car in your blind spot, or perhaps even a pedestrian or bicycle
  • Being distracted by children, friends, the radio, or pets
  • Eating / drinking in the car
  • Talking or texting while driving
  • Drifting out of a lane
  • Merging too quickly
We all experience some of these from time to time. And any one of them could have life-changing repercussions. Even if you survive an accident, if you injure or kill somebody else, your life will never be the same.
Radar technology addresses every one of these issues, because it warns you when you are drifting out of your lane, when you are too close to another object or car, and so on. It’s almost like a shield around your car that alerts you to anything wrong within its vicinity, and prevents most accidents by completely eliminating the dangers posed by distracted driving. You could say this new technology will “undistract” you.

Radar Safety for Everyone

This radar technology has been cropping up in high end luxury cars. But now it’s become available to everyone. A company called SafeDrive Systems has released a radar system that is easily affordable by anyone, and can make distracted driving accidents a thing of the past. They have free information available so you can see for yourself how this can help you, your children, and/or your elderly parents avoid accidents, now and forever.

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