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Can technology help reduce distraction-related car accidents?

Louisiana readers know that distraction is a serious threat to the safety of all motorists and one of the leading causes of collisions throughout the state. Despite the fact that most drivers know distracted driving in any form is dangerous, many continue engaging in things such as texting, eating, adjusting the radio and doing other things while behind the wheel. Many groups have put in significant effort and research into practical ways to reduce these car accidents.

Some people believe that the key to reducing distracted driving is to implement more technology. There are new and developing technologies that can make cars safer and react better when a driver is not making safe decisions. One of these potential solutions are automated emergency braking systems. AEB systems can sense when a collision is likely to occur, making the car brake even if the driver is not paying attention.

Other technology solutions that may help include warning systems that can let a driver know when he or she is in possible danger. There are systems that can alert a driver when he or she is leaving the lane due to swerving or drifting. There is also technology available that can warn a driver of hazards in front of the car.

Implementing smart technology in newer cars can make drivers safer and reduce the chance of car accidents on Louisiana roads. Distracted driving is a problem that is not going away, and drivers may benefit from certain tools that can help them avoid injury and damage to personal property. In the event of an accident caused by a distracted driver, a person has the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. 

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