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How are automakers fighting back against distracted driving?

| May 18, 2020 | Car Accidents

North Carolina drivers are responsible for the choices they make behind the wheel, but automakers are developing vehicles that will help drivers make smarter, safer choices. Distracted driving is a serious safety concern, and it is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Despite knowing the risks of the behavior, people still make the choice to look at their phones or try to multitask while operating a vehicle.

To combat distracted driving, automakers are designing and building vehicles that are smarter and capable of assisting drivers. Driver monitoring is a feature that actually uses a combination of sensors and cameras to determine if a driver is too fatigued or distracted to drive safely. It will then alert the driver, bringing his or her attention back to the road.

One of the most common signs of distracted driving is drifting in the lane and swerving. Lane assist features actually autocorrect the vehicle when it goes too far over in the lane, bringing the car back to center. Lane departure warning systems alert drivers through noise or even vibrations that they are swerving in the lane. This can help bring a distracted driver’s attention back to where it needs to be.

Distracted driving will likely continue to be a problem on North Carolina roads no matter what types of technology comes in vehicles. When a driver causes an accident that leaves someone else injured, it is possible to hold that individual accountable financially by successfully pursuing a personal injury claim. This option can allow a victim to recoup losses and secure appropriate compensation.