Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
The AEB system is designed to help prevent collisions between vehicles and pedestrians. It works by automatically applying brakes if the vehicle detects that it’s about to collide with something else. However, research shows that AEB doesn’t work well at low speeds. In fact, it may even increase the risk of accidents.
Pedestrians have been hit by cars before, and they don’t always notice them coming. That’s why pedestrian detection systems are being developed to warn drivers when a person is crossing the road. These systems use cameras and sensors to detect people walking across the street. If a car is approaching a pedestrian, the driver gets a warning and can slow down or stop safely.
Self-driving cars are becoming increasingly popular. But some experts say these vehicles could actually make traffic worse. Self-driving cars might take over for human drivers who get distracted or drunk. And self-driving cars might drive faster than humans do, increasing the number of accidents.
Drivers often look away from the road while driving. A study showed that drivers who looked away from the road were involved in almost half of all fatal crashes. Drivers who look away from the road aren’t paying attention to what’s going on around them.
Speeding isn’t just dangerous—it’s illegal. Police officers can ticket speeding drivers for breaking the law. Studies show that drivers who speed tend to be less careful and attentive behind the wheel. So speeding tickets can lead to more serious consequences.
Drunk driving is dangerous for everyone involved. Not only does it put others at risk, but it puts the driver at risk of getting arrested and losing their license.
Seat Belt Use
Seat belts save lives. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belt usage reduces injuries and deaths among passengers in motor vehicle crashes by 50 percent.