Motor insurance: EU cars should have 'improved braking'

Tuesday, 09 October 2007

Cars built in the European Union (EU) should have modern braking technology that will decrease the number of accidents and road deaths, according to one body.

The European commission stated that vehicles in the EU could be fitted with such equipment by 2009, something that may save 1,000 lives per year, reports Reuters.

Advanced braking systems would lower the stopping distances of cars, reducing their speeds prior to impact with passers-by and objects, the commission proposed.

Brake-Assist Systems also include sensors that may warn motorists of an impending collision and improve the braking capacity of cars.

If the product is implemented, then drivers could find that their car insurance claims are lowered. The plans have to be accepted by the EU member countries.

Recently, Gocompare.com stated that drivers who make a high number of amendments to their cars may risk losing out on motor insurance premiums if they do not declare the changes to service providers.
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