Certain new crash-avoidance systems may help prevent car accidents

July 5, 2012

HealthDay (7/4, Dallas) reported, “Certain new crash-avoidance systems are effective in preventing car accidents, while others may do more harm than good, researchers say.” Research “conducted by the nonprofit research organization Highway Loss Data Institute, found two crash-avoidance features provide the biggest benefits: autonomous breaking (the car will brake on its own if the driver doesn’t) and adaptive headlights (headlights that shift directions as a driver steers).” But, “lane-departure warnings actually cause more accidents.”