According to a new study by MetLife Auto & Home American Safety Pulse Poll, the majority of Americans believe cars are safer today than they were 10 years ago – however, they feel that technological innovations have failed to make people safer and better drivers.
The poll found that 85% of Americans believe cars are safer today, but just 29% think technology innovations have translated into making people safer drivers, and nearly 63% of Americans believe that today’s drivers rely too heavily on technology features to operate their vehicles.
The study states that many American drivers aren’t making wise decision when it comes to relying on different technology features.
“Auto manufacturers have made significant strides with regard to safety innovations over the past 10 years – but the ultimate safety feature is an alert and prepared driver,” said Bill Moore, president of MetLife Auto & Home. “Technology advancements have greatly improved the comfort and safety of cars, but overreliance on these features can be dangerous – drivers need to remember that it’s still up to them to operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner.”
– By: Omar Rana