Those who live in Nevada or anywhere else in the United States may have heard about the potential of self-driving cars. However, it is unlikely that anyone will be able to buy one for several years. Therefore, it may be better to focus on what cars can do now to reduce accidents and generally keep everyone safer while on the road. For instance, cars may come with collision avoidance systems.

This technology may allow the vehicle to brake if it detects an object that a driver may not be able to see. Lane departure and blind spot warning systems also are available, and in some cases, they come standard on the automobile. When used in large numbers, these systems may be able to reduce the number of serious accidents that occur each year on American roads. This may help to reduce the number of fatalities that occur on American roads.

Advanced driver assistance systems may represent a compromise between autonomous driving capabilities of the future and what is available today. As vehicles tend to last for 10 years or more, what is being offered by car companies right now may be on the roads even as autonomous cars are being introduced. Therefore, it may be a good idea to emphasize the safety features available now even as people dream about the future.

Car accidents may cause people to sustain a variety of injuries such as broken bones or whiplash. In some cases, these injuries may be severe enough to keep a person out of work or school or require him or her to spend weeks or months in a hospital. If a negligent driver causes an accident, he or she may be liable for paying damages to an injured victim. An attorney may review a case to determine if negligence was a factor.