February 1, 2016

YOUR NEXT CAR WILL BE A TRAIN:

CRASHES AVOIDED :Front crash prevention slashes police-reported rear-end crashes (Status Report, Vol. 51, No. 1 | January 28, 2016, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

Vehicles equipped with front crash prevention are much less likely to rear-end other vehicles, IIHS has found in the first study of the feature's effectiveness using U.S. police-reported crash data.

Systems with automatic braking reduce rear-end crashes by about 40 percent on average, while forward collision warning alone cuts them by 23 percent, the study found. The autobrake systems also greatly reduce injury crashes.

If all vehicles had been equipped with autobrake that worked as well as the systems studied, there would have been at least 700,000 fewer police-reported rear-end crashes in 2013. That number represents 13 percent of police-reported crashes overall.

Posted by at February 1, 2016 3:35 PM

  

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