ABS Systems and Car Crash Reductions
DALLAS--Sept. 25, 2013: ABS or anti-lock braking systems are a feature of most newer automobiles; however, some drivers are not aware of the value these systems contribute to their having a safe driving experience. Because these are regarded as being instrumental in the prevention of a number of common car accident types, it is highly recommended that those who are in the market to purchase a new automobile request one that has an ABS. Here are more reasons why:
~Brake Lock Prevention and More Effective Control – There are instances where drivers have to make a quick stop and if a brake locks up it can lead to a loss of vehicle control and compromise the safety of drivers. Anti-lock braking systems prevent brake lock, which reduces braking distance in these instances, and in effect, potentially saves lives. ~Computer Monitoring – Many newer vehicles come equipped with fail-safe features that are computer monitored and alert drivers in the event that brake components are working properly. They also monitor the wheels and make brake pressure adjustments when needed so that vehicles stop at the shortest distance possible. ~Insurance Premium Discounts – In many states, insurance discounts are offered for vehicles that are equipped with an anti-lock braking system.
Even with safety systems such as an ABS in place, a serious car accident can occur for a number of reasons. Individuals who have been involved in a serious car accident may be able to file a claim for damages if someone else's negligence or misconduct played a role in the accident. Injured accident victims can speak with a personal injury lawyer about their legal options for filing these types of claims.