San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 30, 2016
Honda announced on 4/21/16 that it will offer the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver assistive technologies as standard equipment on all new 2017 Accord Hybrids. The Law Office of Daniel H. Rose, a San Francisco Bay Area law firm devoted to the representation of injured motorcyclists and bicyclists, recommends more widespread use of blind spot camera systems such as Honda’s LaneWatch system, which is NOT part of the Honda Sensing suite, in order to prevent accidents involving motorcycles, bicycles, and other automobiles.The Law Office of Daniel H. Rose, which represents Northern California accident victims and their families, recommends that Honda and other automobile manufacturers offer blind spot cameras such as Honda's LaneWatch system as standard features on all automobiles.
One of the most common causes of death and severe injuries to motorcyclists and bicyclists is collision with right turning motorists who do not see them riding to the right of them traveling in the same direction. Motorists approaching intersections to make a right turn often do not see bicyclists traveling to the right of them, between them and the curb, and consequently make their right turn directly into the body or path of the bicyclist in violation of the California Vehicle Code. Numerous bicyclists are killed or severely injured in this manner every year. Similarly, collisions between autos and motorcyclists are frequently caused by the auto making an unsafe lane change to the right into the motorcyclist’s path of travel. The motorists involved in these types of collisions usually simply do not see the cyclist to the right of them before making the turn.
Blind spot camera systems such as Honda’s LaneWatch are, in the opinion of longtime accident lawyer Daniel Rose, an invaluable accident prevention feature which has undoubtedly prevented the death and severe injury of bikers and motorists nationwide, as it provides the driver with a clear view of any bicyclists, motorcyclists, or other motorists traveling to the right. According to Honda, the LaneWatch system "uses a camera positioned below the passenger-side exterior mirror to display a wide-angle view of the passenger side roadway on the intelligent-Multi-Information Display. The image appears when the right turn signal is activated, or when a button on the end of the turn-signal stalk is pressed." The camera system provides drivers with an expanded view of traffic to the right of the vehicle which is significantly superior to what mirrors alone may provide. At night, the camera picture effectively provides the driver with an illuminated view. The availability of this feature is one of the primary reasons that Mr. Rose himself purchased his 2013 Honda Accord, as many other automakers did not offer such feature.
The Law Office of Daniel H. Rose is a prominent San Francisco personal injury law firm. Daniel Rose is a San Francisco bicycle, pedestrian and motorcycle accident lawyer with more than 30 years of experience and widely known for his handling of high profile major injury and wrongful death cases.
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