• June 9th, 2015

Over 1,700 people were killed and 500,000 injured in rear end crashes 2012, according to federal agency.

That’s why the National Transportation Safety Board is urging regulators to make automatic braking systems a standard feature on all new cars.

“Safety should be a basic feature rather than an option we have to purchase and that only the wealthier buyers can afford,” said NTSB chairman Christopher Hart. Many crashes could be avoided or mitigated had automatic braking systems been in place, he said.