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Cruise Control and Accidents

Since first becoming standard features on cars in the 1980s, cruise control has become so popular that virtually every car today comes with the feature. Cruise control has a number of benefits which make driving easier and less stressful. However, as with virtually all automated systems, the fact that cruise control takes away some of the control the driver has over the car can be inherently dangerous. Cruise control has been linked to a number of otherwise easily preventable accidents.

If you have been injured as the result of a cruise control-related accident, it may not be your fault. To learn more about how an experienced car accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve following your accident, contact the Wisconsin cruise control accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Cruise control has a number of benefits, namely:

  • Decreasing driver fatigue
  • Reducing the likelihood of being issued a speeding ticket
  • Increasing fuel efficiency

Unfortunately, cruise control also has several disadvantages which can present dangers to motorists, including:

  • Cruise control encourages drivers to pay less attention to driving, increasing the risk that they’ll be in an accident.
  • Automating speed control means that it takes longer for a driver to respond to changing road conditions. Cruise control systems have contributed in the past to drivers losing control on turns or curves in the road.

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If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in a car accident caused by a cruise control system, you may not be at fault. Contact the Wisconsin auto accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about how we can help you.

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