You grip the wheel of your car, performing a task that’s become as natural as breathing. You feel comfortable and safe in your vehicle. A second later, you look away, and something terrible happens, your worst nightmare coming true - a deadly accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), 80% of crashes and 65% of near-crashes involve some form of driver distraction—just 3 seconds before you experience a collision.
Sometimes we forget that our car is a box of steel and plastic making its way in incredible speeds, while zipping between hundreds of other cars, all going the same incredible speed. We need to watch out for a hundred things at once, and we all worry about accidents. We try not to think about it, but it's a possibility every time we step into the driver's seat. As we get older, this fear becomes even more real, ever present, and it seems that other than stop driving, there's nothing we can do about it.
But today, that's not true anymore. The fact is, most people wait until tragedy hits close to home before taking preventative action. But with the latest innovations in anti-collision technology, anyone can minimize the risk of a serious accident to large degrees.
These systems are considered 'active' systems. Systems that do not require any intervention by human hands, but alert by themselves with a sound before an accident occurs. New Studies conducted in the United States show that 90% of Auto Accidents are avoidable with the help of a warning and prevention system installed on the vehicle.
The types of accidents these systems can prevent:
1. Head-on or lateral impact collisions, because the car deviated from the proper lane and ran into a car going on the opposite lane.
2. Front-Back collision, when our car crashes into the car in front of it because it made a sudden stop.
3. Ramming into the car in front because we didn't keep enough distance.
4. Ramming into the back of a motorcycle or cyclist.
So if you worry about the accident you never saw coming, consider getting an extra pair of eyes to watch the road for you, so the scenario you fear never comes to pass.
Just this year, Safe Drive Systems has introduced the next step in these anti-collision radar systems. This collision prevention technology includes two new systems that are designed to help drivers stay alert and protected during travel. It scans up to 460 feet ahead to alert the driver ahead of time, and can be retro-fitted for any car.