Electronic Stability Control Now Required on Trucks and Buses

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Americans consistently rate the safety and quality of their car as one of the most influential factors when deciding which model to purchase, and recent decades have seen enormous advances in safety equipment and systems.[1] Anti-lock brakes, side airbags, and stronger, more absorbent chassis have all played a role in making our roads less dangerous than before. Out of all these advances, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) has distinguished itself as perhaps the single most beneficial safety system added to our cars.

Growing from the same technology and system as anti-lock brakes, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) senses the beginning of a slide and automatically…

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Vehicle Technology Update: Parking Assist Systems

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney 

Parallel parking can be difficult and stressful for many drivers.  In 2006, parking assist systems were first introduced in cars to help alleviate the stress of parallel parking.[1]  Parking assist systems use sensors and cameras to back the vehicle into the parking spot.[2]  Recently, this technology has become more advanced, more affordable, and is now being offered on more vehicles.[3]

Studies show that parking assist systems are effective. A study done by the American Automobile Association (AAA) found the following:[4]

Drivers who use parking assist systems experience 81% fewer curb strikes than unassisted drivers Drivers who use parking assist… Read more

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