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How will new safety technology impact B.C. car accidents?


Our Vancouver car crash lawyers are obsessed with connecting our clients (and the general community) with auto safety insights.

Most serious injury crashes on B.C.’s roads occur because of driver errors, negligence, and carelessness. These bad behaviors often flow from poor training and misinformation about what truly constitutes safe driving.

Fortunately, technology may be changing the game and altering how we approach accident prevention. For instance, consider the new Infiniti JX, which boasts collision intervention tech that seeks out potential obstacles and automatically brakes to stop accidents.

Cadillac’s new XTS uses a virtual bumper to help with emergency maneuvers. For instance, say you're in a parking garage, and you're about to slam into a concrete pillar. The virtual bumper will first alert you and then, if you don't respond, brake the car automatically. The XTS will also alert you to nearby pedestrians or cyclists by vibrating the cushion of your seat.

New Ford Explorer models assist with parallel parking and alert drivers to activities in blind spots. They also have inflatable seat belts, which could reduce injuries to the chest and neck.

Innovative new Volvo cars offer variations on this theme. If radar notices nearby pedestrians, animals, or cyclists, the vehicles automatically brake.

What to Do About Your Vancouver Car Crash

Although these technologies sound exciting—and they might even save many lives in the future—you're probably less concerned with what Vancouver’s roads are going to look like in the year 2020 and much more concerned with how to pick up the pieces after a crash.

The experienced team here at McComb Witten can guide you effectively. Call us now at 604-255-9018 to set up a free consultation with us, and take time to read our free report, Your Family Doctor Could Make Or Break Your ICBC Claim, which you should find pretty insightful.

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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