Types of Safety Devices in Omaha
Statistics provided by the Nebraska Department of roads demonstrate that there were 32,302 motor vehicle traffic accidents throughout the state in 2011. Furthermore, auto accidents are recognized as the leading cause of death for people throughout the entire world.
As safety is a primary factor for most individuals are selecting their automobile, and traveling from one location to another, there are some instances when safety devices may be required. These devices may be taken for granted on some occasions, however when they are needed, drivers are often glad they have them.
At Inkelaar Law, our auto accident attorneys believe that when an individual is injured in an accident by the negligent actions of another, these individuals may be eligible for compensation benefits. We also believe that these negligent individuals must take responsibly for their actions and be held accountable for all injuries and damages they have caused.
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History of Car Safety Devices
As automobiles have evolved throughout the years, there have been many car safety devices added. Of course, we must not forget how primitive these early safety devices were and where the modern day safety devices began. Therefore, our attorneys have gathered some early forms of car safety devices as a way of showing how far the automobile industry has come since the Henry Ford first created the automobile.
Some early car safety devices include:
- 1922 – First four wheel hydraulic brakes introduced
- 1930 – Safety glass became standard on Ford cars
- 1934 – First crash test performed by GM
- 1936 – First back up break system introduced
- 1947 – First padded dashboard introduced
- 1958 – Volvo patents 3-point seatbelt
- 1959 – First headrest introduced
- 1964 – Front outboard lap belts required
- 1966 – The Department of Transportation was established
- 1970 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was founded
- 1974 – Driver and passenger airbags offered by Cadillac, Buick, and Oldsmobile
- 1979 – Crash test results began being published
- 1986 – Central third brake light was mandated
Throughout the years leading to our modern day automobiles, there has been countless safety innovations added to our vehicles. These safety features have helped to decrease the amount of injuries caused to individuals that have been involved in accidents, of course, we must remember to remain defensive drivers to keep ourselves and others safe while driving.
Modern Day Car Safety Devices
In modern day vehicles, safety devices are recognized as being active or passive. These active safety devices include technology which is used to aid in preventing an accident, where passive safety devices include components which protect occupants during an accident. Over the years, there have been many improvements in both devices.
Some modern day car safety devices include:
- Adaptive cruise control systems
- Adaptive headlight control systems
- Airbag systems
- Anti-lock breaking systems
- Automated parking systems
- Automatic braking systems
- Backup camera systems
- Cargo barrier systems
- Electronic brake force distribution systems
- Emergency braking assistance systems
- Infrared night vision systems
- Laminated windshields
- Lane departure warning systems
- Pedestrian protection systems
- Pre-crash systems
- Reverse backup sensor systems
- Seatbelt systems
- Stability control systems
- Traction control systems
Some of these systems include the latest and greatest safety devices on the market today. In fact, in 2013 a new passenger-protecting airbag system was introduced to the market. Not to mention, there are dozens of new safety devices currently being tested and implemented in vehicles yet to come.
Contact Our Omaha Auto Accident Attorneys Today
At Inkelaar Law, our attorneys have sympathy for those injured in auto accidents by the negligent actions of other drivers, as well as defective auto parts. For this reason we will seek the MAXIMUM compensation benefits available to you and seek the justice that you deserve.
With our primary headquarters in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska we are able to serve clients throughout the entire state and elsewhere. Some of the local areas we serve include:
- Council Bluffs
To learn more about how our auto accident attorneys can help you with your case, we invite you to contact us at 877-890-2801 today. Furthermore, our attorneys all operate on a contingency fee basis in car accident cases, so we will not charge you for our services unless a winning verdict or settlement has been made and you get paid.
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