Crash-avoidance technology keeps young drivers safe

On Behalf of | Sep 20, 2021 | Car Accidents

The numbers show that new automotive features aimed at preventing accidents are more of an asset to younger drivers than older ones. Parents and young drivers in Pennsylvania may want to consider investing in these innovative pieces of technology, which become more advanced and reliable with each passing year.

Motor vehicle accidents can happen to anyone at any time. It’s impossible to prevent every dangerous situation that may emerge on the road because of the unpredictability of other drivers. But all the evidence points to the fact that this advanced safety equipment is a valuable tool in preventing a significant number of collisions, particularly in younger and newer drivers.

Some of the key features that are helping young people stay safe on the road are:

  • Reverse parking collision warning
  • Forward collision warning
  • Emergency braking
  • Surround-view monitor

From preventing property damage to saving lives

The effects of a car crash range from a minor fender bender to life-threatening injuries. The findings of the Highway Loss Data Institute indicate that automated driver assistance systems are most effective in the 25-and-under age group, reducing their claim rates by more than half.

According to their findings, this age group had the highest reduction in property damage across various vehicle models and safety systems. Their research looked across various car manufacturers like Honda, Subaru and Kia, each of which with its own combination of features. While the numbers varied, it was this same under-25 group that had the highest reduction in motor vehicle accidents.

Due to advances in crash-avoidance technology, the newest drivers on the road are kept safer than ever. This younger age group continues to show significantly reduced claim rates for drivers under 25, and automotive manufacturers will only continue to develop and improve upon existing technology.