How is modern technology affecting road safety today?
Motoring technology is constantly improving and modernising daily, which has stirred up some issues as to whether or not the government road safety measures are going to be able to keep up with technology.
As we all know many of the different car manufactures in the world are constantly changing and modifying the vehicles being created more and more each year. In just a few years we have gone from having just regular parking sensors which beep to inform you of your distance from a vehicle or obstruction behind you to now having parking cameras in vehicles, where the back of the vehicle is actually displayed on a screen inside so you can see all around the vehicle making parking easier. This is just the small changes the manufacturers are making. It is being developed so that in time you will have driverless vehicles, where you just get into the vehicle set to your destination and off the car takes you.
These changes are brilliant in the way technology is constantly maturing and improving, but are the government of road safety measures actually ready for this? The government will be testing that these vehicles are safe to be used on the streets and that they are safe for public use as public safety in this in the first priority.
The UK is very highly positioned to lead the safety checks that these new driverless vehicles will need to be on the public roads and currently there is a 15 billion pound investment scheme in talks to improve the current roads, e.g. controlling congestion and motorway maintenance which will boost and improve road safety greatly.
What are your views on driverless vehicles and road safety?