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Vehicle Accident Prevention Technology May Save Lives. A Vancouver Motorcycle Accident Attorney Shares the Latest Innovations.

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

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

Most serious injury crashes in British Columbia 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—altering how we approach accident prevention. If enough auto manufacturers adopt useful new technology, perhaps motorcyclists will be indirectly protected. To that end, consider the following exciting new innovations in vehicle safety:

  • The new Infiniti JX boasts collision intervention technology 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 a driver is in a parking garage, and he's about to slam into your motorcycle. The virtual bumper will first alert him and then brake the car automatically, if he fails to respond. The XTS also alerts drivers to nearby motorcyclists by vibrating the cushion of the seat.
  • The new Ford Explorer models assist with parallel parking and alert drivers to activities in blind spots—ideal for preventing motorcycle collisions. These vehicles also have inflatable seat belts, which could reduce injuries to the chest and neck.
  • Innovative new Volvo cars offer variations on this theme. They automatically brake, if radar notices nearby pedestrians or motorcyclists.

 

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

An experienced Vancouver motorcycle accident attorney at McComb Witten can guide you effectively. Call us now at 604-255-9018 to set up a free consultation. You may also wish to take time to read our insightful free report, Your Family Doctor Could Make or Break Your ICBC Claim.