Safety First: Car Crashes, Innovation, and Why Federal Policy Should Prioritize Adoption of Existing Technologies to Save Lives

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A Consumer Reports study analyzed the safety benefits of currently available (in the year 2020) crash avoidance systems and other existing motor vehicle safety technologies. The study included a review of the safety research that has been conducted to provide a guide for policymakers and the auto industry on how best to reduce road crashes, deaths, and injuries. The focus of this analysis was the publicly available fatality reduction benefits of safety technologies, extrapolated to the entire U.S. light vehicle fleetwith systems evaluated based on existing technologies, as opposed to creating estimates of effectiveness based on simulated or idealized technology.

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Consumer Reports