Personal Injury

NHTSA Makes Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Mandatory by 2029

Last month the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finalized a new standard that will significantly reduce personal injury accidents and wrongful deaths caused by rear-end collisions.  The new rule makes automatic emergency braking (AEB) standard on all passenger vehicles and lightweight trucks.  In a statement released the end of last month, NHTSA stated the new rule will become effective September of 2029.  United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA Finalizes Key Safety Rule to Reduce Crashes and Save Lives. U.S. Dept. of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2024.

Many personal injury attorneys have advocated for the standardization of crash avoidance technology, including AEB.  Emergency braking systems can save lives, and the technology has been around for years.  It’s great this technology will now be mandatory.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Nebraska car accident, contact one of our attorneys to discuss your options.  During your free case evaluation, we can answer any questions you have and explain your legal options so you can make an informed decision regarding the next steps to take in pursuing your injury claim.

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Attorney Eric Chandler
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