With the number of technological and safety enhancements and features vehicles are equipped with today, you would think it would be safe to assume that fewer accidents would happen. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In fact, the design of modern SUVs actually makes them more dangerous to pedestrians.
When drivers over-rely on the technology inside their vehicles, it’s possible they can forget simple safety habits while behind the wheel. This includes remembering how to properly drive around pedestrians. Let’s take a look at some pedestrian accident statistics and why the designs of today’s SUVs are contributing to them.