Lane Support Systems often come as a package with another safety feature called blind spot monitoring and is a very great addition to the road safety in that many accidents, especially on motorways, are caused by drivers wandering out of their lane and into the path of vehicles either coming up alongside them or in the opposite direction. There are two basic kinds of Lane Support Systems. Lane departure systems have sensors which can detect when a vehicle is leaving the lane and alert the driver, either with a light, an audible alarm or a vibration which feels not unlike the rumble strips at the edge of motorways near the central reservation. This makes the driver aware of what they are doing and they then can correct their steering on their own. Lane keep assist does more – when it detects any deviation, it steers the car back into the lane by using differential braking. Some of the very sophisticated systems can tell when a driver is not steering properly but is over-using keep assist and deactivate themselves (with an audible warning). Like all automatic safety systems, Lane Support Systems are no replacement for careful driving.
Don’t drive tired
Some of the worst accidents on motorways in particular are caused by drivers falling asleep or losing concentration on a boring and long drive. Although lane support systems can help in this regard to an extent, they can’t take all the responsibility from a driver, so whether you are a driver yourself or a passenger, make sure there are regular breaks, or serious collisions can easily happen, which could have very long-term health consequences for all concerned. If you are a victim of such an accident, you almost certainly will be eligible for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline will give straightforward advice
When you have been a victim of an accident you will probably have advice on what to do next coming at you from all directions. If you call AAH, you can be sure that you are dealing with the best in their field – we only use the most experienced legal partners and we ourselves have been in the business of accident compensation claims for many years. Our helpline is 24/7 but if you prefer, you can try our 30-second test on the website which will give you guidance as to your eligibility for compensation.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown