Arkansas Truck Accident Lawyers Look at New Lifesaving Technology
Commercial tractor-trailers can be as long as 53 feet and as tall as many overpasses on the road. The Arkansas truck accident lawyers at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton explain that the sheer size of these vehicles can make it difficult for other motorists to see traffic ahead, which can often lead to collisions.
Luckily, advancements in technology are addressing this risk. According to PC magazine, Samsung is in the process of designing a display that will give drivers behind tractor-trailers a view of what’s ahead.
Samsung’s “Safety Truck” system works by mounting a camera to a truck’s front grill. The images are then displayed on the back of the truck’s trailer, giving motorists behind the vehicle the same perspective as the truck’s driver.
Samsung officials say they are currently working to ensure the system complies “with the existing national protocols” in order to receive necessary permits and approvals.
At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, we recognize the impact this and other technologies may have on safety in the trucking industry. Our legal staff is hopeful current trucking regulations will be adjusted to make room for new, lifesaving technologies such as this.