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New Car High Tech Safety Features Reduce Crashes

5:00 PM, Jul 3, 2012   |    comments
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ARLINGTON, Va., (WUSA) -- It turns out adaptive and automatic braking systems are a good thing for drivers.

A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found vehicles that have crash avoidance warning systems had fewer front-end accidents.

Claims for cars with the front end warning systems were 14 percent lower. 

Researchers report even those adaptive headlights that shift as drivers go around curves have reduced property damage claims up to 10 percent.

But, the IIHS study found that all of the high-tech gadgetry is paying off.

Insurance claims increased for cars with devices that warn drivers when they drift out of their lane.

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