Safety measures tailored to elderly drivers

The federal government is looking at adopting a “silver car” rating system that would protect elderly drivers and their passengers from car accidents.

Technologies that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are considering include a device that would warn drivers if their vehicle is out of the correct lane and smart headlights that adjust in brightness based on distance of traffic.

Federal government officials noted that, while fatalities in car accidents have declined over the years, a significant portion of accidents involve aged drivers. In 2012, 5,560 people over the age of 65 died in car accidents and 214,000 aged drivers sustained injuries from car accidents.

Victims of car accidents can face expensive hospital bills and extensive recovery periods. If you have sustained an injury due to someone else’s reckless driving, you could be eligible for financial compensation. If you are looking for legal representation in the Dallas area, contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter. Call (214) 457-1668 today to find out how legal representation can benefit you.

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