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Consider Driver Safety Features in Your Car

The safety of Missouri roads may gradually be improving as more cars have advanced safety systems (ADAS). When you are in the market for a car, you will need to weigh the costs versus the benefits of these systems. They will keep you safer on the road but for a price.

These are now found in more cars on the road

Statistics show the growing prevalence of ADAS. The current market for these systems is approximately $27 million, but it is expected to grow to roughly $83 billion by the end of the decade. These features are more widely available, and people are opting for them. Statistically, they have been shown to reduce the number of accidents. The extent of the reduction depends on the study that you are reading. One study of insurance claims has found that ADAS reduce the frequency of bodily injury claims by 27% and property damage claims by 19%. However, another study shows that ADAS only cuts accidents by 3.5%.

ADAS are beneficial but expensive

One thing is certain and that is that you will need to pay extra for all of these safety features. They will definitely add to the price of your car because, as their name indicates, they are advanced systems. They have sensors and computers that cost money. They will also increase the repair bill if you are involved in an accident because sensors may need to be replaced. This is why the insurance company is keeping prices steady even if you have this equipment.

Even with ADAS in more cars, accidents and injuries still happen. If you have been injured in an accident on the road, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. You should contact a personal injury lawyer to learn more about the process that you need to follow in order to file a claim with the insurance company. The attorney may then help you when it comes to negotiating with the insurance company because that is always a must when you file a claim.