Five teenagers were killed in a tragic accident in southwest Sydney, reigniting frantic pleas for answers to the speeding problem on Australian roads.
Police suspect speed played a role in the horrific collision that rocked the small town of Buxton and the entire country.
According to Dr. George Rechnitzer, a renowned professor of forensic and safety engineering, there is currently technologies in place to significantly reduce traffic fatalities.
To Dr. Rechnitzer, “We now have the technology, we have an efficient technique of controlling speed, and we’re in a position to deal with it more efficiently.”
Systems exist that employ GPS and databases of speed zones to keep motor vehicles moving at the posted speed limit. These systems are referred to as intelligent speed adaption (ISA).
Some of the technologies vibrate the seat or steering wheel to alert drivers not to go over the posted speed limit.
In order to ensure that every new car is equipped with the potentially life-saving equipment by 2024, the European Union established new regulations in July.
According to data gathered by the European Transport Safety Council, technology can cut the cost of driving by 20% and the number of fatalities by 30%.