NHTSA Reviewing Safety Rules For Automated Vehicles - O'Connor Acciani & Levy

NHTSA Reviewing Safety Rules For Automated Vehicles

July 24, 2015 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
NHTSA Reviewing Safety Rules For Automated Vehicles

The unspoken rules on Americas roads are constantly changing and evolving as new drivers and their vehicles merge onto freeways. We wave to let others in our lanes, we stop for pedestrians to cross, and we continuously check our blind spots to make sure that a teenager in his brand new set of wheels doesn't impale the side of our car. But what if all these rules of unspoken communication were about to change? If you or anyone you know has been injured by a distracted driver please call our experienced auto accident attorneys today for a free case evaluation. Enter Google Inc., Tesla, and General Motors. These three companies (though there are many more on the horizon) are entering the newly formed field of automated vehicle production, planning to make those dreams of hands-free driving and autopilot spark to life. Fully autonomous vehicles are likely years from entering the market but many companies are already installing hands-free and navigational technology to aid drivers. While this may seem like a dream come true, it begs the inevitable question whats going to happen when something goes wrong? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently in the works to put together federal and state regulations in hopes of giving the public an avenue of relief and recovery should a hit-and-run or three-car-pile-up occur. However, there still isn't a clear line or any definitive regulations to protect drivers; even NHTSA administrator Mark Rosekind told reporters, We have a lot of catch-up to do. So where does this leave you? At the law offices of O'Connor, Acciani and Levy, our personal injury attorneys specialize in personal injury and auto accident litigation throughout Ohio and Kentucky and we understand that technology can sometimes go astray from the road paved ahead. We are always studying and planning ahead, recognizing those new additions to the automotive industry that could cause problems down the line. Our highly experienced team of litigators and researchers will strive to get you the justice you deserve. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have were here for you.