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Technology is helping lower the number of auto accidents

Even the most experienced of drivers will make mistakes from time to time, and sometimes, those mistakes can lead to accidents. In addition to simple driver error, other reasons for auto accidents include distracted driving, speeding, recklessness and drunk driving. While auto makers cannot control the behavior of drivers, they are working to implement technology in newer vehicles that can help Delaware drivers stay safe. 

Through various types of driver alert systems, car manufacturers are making vehicles with the capability of altering drivers when there is a potential hazard. Some of these systems include things like backup cameras, crash avoidance alerts and notifications when there is something in the blind spot that the driver may not see. There is evidence that these things have been successful in reducing accidents. 

Drivers who have some of these features speak to their effectiveness. Many people who own vehicles that have various types of driver alert systems have said they have helped them avoid accidents within the first few months of owning the vehicle. These systems keep drivers safe, but they also can increase overall road safety for other Delaware drivers and passengers. 

Alerts, crash avoidance technology and even cameras will not totally eliminate the number of car accidents on the road. No matter the type of technology that a person has in his or her vehicle, that person is still responsible for driving safely and making smart decisions that do not endanger others. Victims of auto accidents may have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim by which they can hold responsible parties accountable for financial losses and other damages. 

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