NSC Statement on IIHS Report Detailing Safety Benefits of Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring Systems

Technology can drive down fatality numbers.

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council applauds the new Status Report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that highlights the safety benefits of lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring systems.

NSC estimates indicate the country is fresh off the steepest two-year increase in motor vehicle fatalities in more than 50 years, and we need every tool available to help drive down deaths. This IIHS report reminds us that technology can be a new solution to age-old problems.

This technology, however, is intended to work with the driver – never without the driver. NSC urges drivers to learn how the safety systems in their vehicles work so they can use them to their full potential. MyCarDoesWhat.org includes the information drivers need to know more and drive safer.


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