Preventing Accidents With Parking Sensors

by : David Ostiguy

There's a good chance that you have been involved in an auto accident while backing up. If you haven't, consider yourself lucky. Each year, there are over 300,000 reported accidents while reversing. Accidents like these could have been prevented if the vehicle was equipped with parking sensors.

According to national insurance claims, over 25% of accidents happen while in reverse. They also claim that 70% of these accidents would have been prevented with the aid of vehicle parking sensors.

Statistics say that almost every driver will at some point have an accident while backing up. Instead of being another statistic, it has been advised by multiple insurance companies to have rear parking sensors installed to your vehicle. Not only will it aid in preventing auto accidents, it could also help in having to park in difficult spots. These sensors will help all drivers experienced and non experienced, young and elderly, and will help individuals that have difficulties looking behind them due to neck injuries or other disabling problems.

In the long run, curb sensors will save you money by preventing accidents, which will keep insurance premiums low.

Vehicles without parking sensors are also at risk of fatal accidents. Over 400 deaths occur annually while backing up. These deaths usually involve children.

So how does the installation process work? Some parking sensors easily attach to the bumper. Others require a little bit of work and involve drilling into the bumper. If you don't have the time and patience to install the sensors yourselves, any stereo installation service could install these for you for cheap.

Don't be another statistic and prevent auto accidents by having vehicle parking sensors installed to your vehicles.