Reno, NV- Humans make mistakes on the road. Most of those mistakes are minor, but, sadly, under the wrong circumstances, a mistake can have deadly consequences. Because driver error is the leading cause of truck and car accidents, safety advocates, and federal agencies see crash avoidance systems and efficient way to prevent a deadly or injurious accident. And, as it turns out, they are on they might be right as a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study showed that crash avoidance systems can help prevent truck accidents.
Over one hundred truck drivers from seven trucking companies agreed to participate in the study and drove trucks equipped with one of two crash avoidance systems. Such systems warn drivers when a collision with a vehicle or inanimate object is possible and engage a truck’s brakes to avoid hitting whatever is in the path of the truck.
According to the study, which was conduct by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on behalf of the NHTSA, there were no rear-end collisions in the 3 million miles of data collected.
The truck drivers who participated in the study drove their regular routes for a one-year period. They were monitored via a camera which recorded over 6,000 events, according to Transportation Topics. Some false alarms were detected which the agency noted could be an annoyance for a driver, but overall crash avoidance technologies could make the roads safer.
No owner-operators agreed to participate, the NHTSA noted.
While researchers and safety advocates understand that no technology can prevent all truck accidents, but they can stop some critical events that have deadly potential. That is why the NHTSA is working towards making crash avoidance technologies mandatory in commercial trucks. The results from this study, along with a prior study on forward collision alerts and lane deviation warnings, attest to the effectiveness of crash avoidance technologies. Such also strengthen the NHTSA’s argument that crash avoidance technologies should be mandatory in all commercial trucks operating in the U.S.
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