How Road Safety Has Evolved Over the Years

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When cars were first invented and made for the mass market, safety wasn’t the immediate concern of the lucky few who could afford to drive. However, its’ growth in popularity has had an unwelcome side-effect: the potential for accidents which could result in serious injury. Fortunately, a handful of inventions have helped to minimise that risk.

As this infographic by first4lawyers details, the seat belt, airbag and more recently, auto braking have helped to reduce the risk of drivers being involved in crashes on the road. Despite that, over 2,000 people in the UK over the past few years have died in road traffic accidents, which is an alarming statistic.

The future for care safety does look brighter though. Should Google’s prototype for a driverless car become available, there’s a strong chance that accidents on the road could become a thing of the past. For now, there are still a few kinks that may have to be worked out, especially in terms of the cost.

See loads more info in the linked picture below

 

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