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Car Accident Safety and Technology in the 21st Century

There have been substantial advances in car accident safety and technology in the 21st century. Vehicles today are safer than they ever were. Some reasons for these advances include engineering developments, extensive research, and detailed analysis of crash data. As a result, vehicles today are better constructed and include more safety features. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which was founded in 1970, has also helped to introduce new safety standards and groundbreaking vehicle safety features.

Even with the advancements of car accident safety and technology in the 21st century, accidents happen every day in Miami. The attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz, PA have years of experience and an established record of fighting for the results that accident victims deserve. If someone else was responsible for your car accident, we can help create a strong legal strategy to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call our law office today at (305) 371-6000 or email us at to set up your initial consultation.

Substantial Car Safety Innovations

Car accidents are a primary cause of fatalities in the United States for individuals between the ages of 1 and 54. Advances in car accident safety and technology in the 21st century, however, have helped to save many lives. Some of these innovations include the following:

  • Airbags. While they were first invented in the 1950s, airbags have improved substantially over the years. Airbags protect motorists during impact much better today than ever before, and now they come standard as front as well as side airbags.
  • Backup cameras. One of the most recent advancements in car safety is the backup camera, which can be utilized to avoid backover accidents by showing drivers what objects are directly behind a vehicle. Backup cameras have been a required safety technology for all vehicles since May 1, 2018.
  • Blind spot detection. A blind spot is the area next to the rear of a car that motorists can not see. Blind spot detection utilizes either digital cameras or sensors to monitor if a vehicle is in a nearby lane. Available as either standard or optional equipment on vehicles, blind spot detection has greatly helped to reduce the risk of side impact collisions.
  • Driver assistance. If car accident safety and technology in the 21st century continues to advance, we will see fully automated driving technology on the roadways soon. Current level 1 and level 2 automation technology allows a vehicle to be driver-controlled but offers some assistance in terms of emergency braking and maintaining lanes.
  • Electronic stability control. Losing control of a vehicle can lead to a deadly accident, but technology has helped to reduce the risk of this happening. Electronic stability control is designed to prevent vehicles from spinning out of control and has been required in new vehicles since September 1, 2011. This technology has greatly helped to reduce the risk of a person’s vehicle going out of control.
  • Seat belts. Now considered a standard in motor vehicles, seat belts were not an option in vehicles years ago. Many adults can remember when vehicles lacked seat belts or when the belt only went over a person’s lap. The three-point seat belt restraint system has saved a countless number of lives over the years.
Contact a Miami Car Accident Attorney Today

Improvements in car accident safety and technology in the 21st century have helped to reduce the risk of some types of accidents, but have not entirely eliminated them. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Miami, do not hesitate to contact Gerson & Schwartz, PA today by phone or emailing us at to schedule a free case evaluation. Remember, we do not charge a fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.

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