- Will "The Car of the Future" Really Prevent Car Accidents?
- May 14, 2013
- Law Firm: The Law Office of Kevin P. Landry P.C. - Falmouth Office
Self-driving cars sound like something out of a science fiction movie to this Rhode Island car accident attorney...
As strange as it may sound, there are several automakers who are actively testing them right now!
We may need them more than we all may want to think, so don't scoff at the idea.
A Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer Endorsing a Self-driving Car?
With over 35,000 deaths due to car crashes in the United States in 2010, self driving cars have the potential to lessen those numbers. Many of these new kinds of vehicles will have autonomous braking systems in vehicular communication systems which could help avoid up to 81% of all traffic accidents.
With on average 12 deaths per 100,000 residents in the state of Rhode Island according the Department of Heath,more precautions are certainly needed.
Furthermore, self driving cars can be programmed to follow local traffic laws, while helping to reduce distracted, tired or impaired driving.
They can also help save the United States economy a portion of the $230 billion a year that car crashes cost the United States economy. And with 4 million adults drinking and driving each year, as a Rhode Island car accident attorney who has seen a fair amount of these kinds of cases, self driving car doesn't sound like such a bad idea.
So don't scoff at the idea of a self driving car¿because it may be coming sooner than you think.
"Supercars" On Their Way Now?
Could these kinds of "supercars" really reduce the incidence of car accidents in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Cape Cod?
Only time will tell.
But for right now, make sure you take every safety precaution you can to avoid being injured seriously in a car accident by wearing your seatbelt and driving defensively knowing that there are other, less careful drivers out there sharing the road with you. Whether you're in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Cape Cod or driving in any other part of the United States, take every necessary precaution you can and don't wait until the US automakers create cars such as these below.
Be careful now...and you'll have to wait a few years (2040 or so) for the self-guided "cars of the future" become the primary means of transport...but not too long until you start seeing them on the roads.