It is an optimistic step from the NTSB in recommending Government that may require the automakers to inbuilt the latest collection of collision prevention technologies, a standard equipment on all new cars and trucks. This could reduce fatal vehicle accidents in highways and injuries by more than half.
Lane departure warning, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking and electronic stability control are undoubtedly, the safety features that are so helpful to avoid vehicle accidents and our law office for vehicle safety at Dallas, TX has been constantly publishing articles and awareness messages to public in looking for these safety systems when they are on a roll to buy new cars. Now, if the government would mandate this proposal in the future vehicles, than it would be saving so many lives and bad vehicle accident injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board is very positive about mandating the use of all safety features in the newer models of every vehicles. The auto industry’s concern is that it could add thousands of dollars to the cost of a new car. But, we need to think about how many lives it could potentially save.
“We don’t want safety to be only for the people who can afford it,” said the board’s chairman, Deborah Hersman. These safety system would minimize running off the road, rear-ending another vehicle and lane-change maneuvers which account for 60 percent of fatal highway accidents.
The Obama administration “should establish performance standards where still needed and mandate that these technologies be included as standard equipment in cars and commercial vehicles alike,” the board said in a statement. “With such promising potential to improve highway safety, this technology should be robustly deployed throughout the passenger and commercial fleets.”
The board included the recommendation as part of its annual list of “10 most wanted” safety improvements. The NTSB doesn’t have the power to set regulations, but its recommendations carry significant weight with Congress and with federal and state agencies.
“What they are recommending is a safety system for cars where you have a multitude of things that cooperate together to dramatically improve safety in a vehicle,” said Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, a consumer advocacy group.
Only time will prevail if the recommendation sent by NTSB would be passed, considering many factors and not just the safety of the occupants in the vehicles.
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Friday 16th November, 2012 | The TRACY firm in Dallas, Texas | Sources: NTSB, PJ
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