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Driver-assist systems can lead to crashes

In North Carolina, many drivers tend to think of their driver-assist system as something that will do his or her job for him or her behind the wheel. However, thinking that a car is self-driving when it really is not is dangerous and leads to vehicular and pedestrian accidents. Accordingly, the IIHS has called for these systems to be designed in a way that requires the driver to be involved.

Many of these driver-assist systems are not designed to turn off if they sense that a driver is not paying attention. So as long as the driver keeps a hand on the wheel, these systems will continue to operate. They may even discourage driver involvement in maneuvers such as lane changes. As a result, drivers will end up overly relying on these systems and not pay an appropriate amount of attention while driving.

Reports of accidents involving these cars are on the increase. Congress and the NHTSA are beginning to investigate the dangerous situations involving these cars with an eye toward future laws to increase safety. In the meantime, drivers need to understand that driver-assist systems are simply there to make their job easier as opposed to doing their work for them and must remain fully engaged while driving their cars. Blaming the driver-assist system will not keep them from being held responsible for a car accident.

Individuals who have been injured in a car accident may be able to receive financial compensation for the harm that they have suffered if the car wreck was not their fault. They should contact a personal injury lawyer so that they can learn about their legal rights. An attorney may assist them with filing a claim and negotiating a settlement in which they can be compensated for their injuries. If no settlement can be reached, the case could be taken to court.

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