Accident Fatality Declines Linked to Increasing Demand for Safety Devices

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The dramatic declines in traffic accident fatalities in California and around the country may have much to do with the fact that many automobiles are now coming with sophisticated safety gadgets. A new study by Harris Interactive finds that the demand for such gadgets is being driven largely by consumers, who are now prioritizing the safety of a car over other aspects.

Traditionally, Americans have considered aspects like gas mileage before deciding to make a car purchase. However, these aspects have now taken a backseat to safety. The average consumer now is aware that his chances of being involved in an accident or walking away from an accident uninjured improve dramatically depending on the auto safety technologies in the car.

Those beliefs were confirmed just a few weeks ago in a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which found that many new auto safety technologies like forward collision warning systems and adaptive headlights have actually reduced the number of accident claims. The study relied on the accident claims ratio, and found that many of these new safety aids were responsible for reducing accident risks.

Not surprisingly, consumers are now looking for newer safety gadgets in their vehicles. According to Harris Interactive, many consumers now admit that they're much more interested in the safety features in their vehicles than entertainment or entertainment technologies.

What is even more interesting to Los Angeles car accident lawyers is that consumers are now looking for gadgets that they can use often. For instance, a backup camera can be used every time a person drives. There is a huge demand for these camera systems, which can be used to make sure that there are no pedestrians, especially child pedestrians standing behind your vehicle when you back out of your driveway, or a parking lot.

Additionally, blind spot warning systems are also very popular among consumers, who are now demanding such technologies.

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