Improving safety on Florida roadways is a goal for automakers, legislators and law enforcement officials. Since auto accidents are such a common cause for injuries and fatalities, various strategies are undertaken to avoid these collisions and the accompanying catastrophic injuries. Notably at risk are pedestrians. When a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, they are naturally vulnerable. With the rise in distracted driving, this has gotten steadily worse.
Automakers have tried to improve their vehicles with safety features that protect drivers, passengers and others on the road. However, many of these features have yet to be perfected. This could be an important point when thinking about a legal filing after an auto accident. A recent study from AAA shows that vehicles with systems installed to detect pedestrians still have issues to work out. At night, the systems do not work at all. This can sabotage the entire idea, as three-quarters of all pedestrian fatalities happen at night.