Have you ever considered how difficult it might be to stop a truck with a full load that is traveling along a Philadelphia or New Jersey highway at 55 mph? Bucks County personal injury lawyer Michael L. Saile, Jr. informs us of new safety technology that is available for trucks. This new truck technology uses audible and visual warnings to alert the driver, combined with braking assistance and monitoring that may prevent potential truck accidents, keeping other motorists on the road safer.
There are three standouts among new technology:
- Audible alarm and brake deceleration system – activated when it senses a truck accident is imminent
- Dashboard monitor of tire pressure; hand held device also available to mechanics
- ABS/Stability smart – roll and yaw stability; recognizes and assists in recalibrating loss-of-control steering or loss of traction events
These technologies are gradually making their way into both large truck fleets and trucks used in small business fleets. As you would imagine, most business owners want to be able to more effectively avert PA truck accidents altogether and as a result:
- reduce the potential for injury to their driver or another motorist,
- eleviate the cost of vehicle repair,
- eleviate potential down time of both the employee and the truck, and
- keep insurance premiums as low as possible.
Many loss-of-control truck accidents start with a tire blow-out, but with the technology to monitor tire pressure, the liklihood of avoiding a blowout is much greater, which reduces the potential for an accident injury. These monitoring systems can save a Philadelphia or Bucks County trucking company money in three ways:
- the technology reduces the guesswork and increased cost to replace a truck tire too soon,
- by avoiding an accident if an unsafe tire is left on, and
- by increasing fuel mileage when the tires are properly inflated.
Even with wonderful advancements in technology, Philadelphia area truck accidents cannot always be avoided. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Mercer County, NJ or Bucks County, PA truck accident, you need an experienced accident injury attorney who can confidently represent you in your claim. Get our FREE PA Car Accident Guide for more information, available by instant download.