More technical help for older drivers?
According to new data from IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), advanced technologies such as intersection assistance may be relevant to 650,000 crashes per year and they could prevent hundreds of thousands of accidents. Aimee Cox, research associate and author of a study on the subject indicates that left-turn assist and others, upcoming intersection-assistance technologies could deliver important safety benefits for drivers in their seventies and eighties. IIHS adds that new features should help drivers of all ages (mostly that there is a growing number of older drivers on the roads) be safer. ”We know that older drivers can be at a greater risk for crashing and especially at a higher risk of being in a fatal crash” said Jessica Cicchino, IIHS vice president of research adding that front-crash prevention features could warn drivers through a chime or automatically apply the brakes to avoid a collision.