Attorney Bernard Walsh Remarks on Automakers Moving to Make Automatic Braking Standard on All New Cars

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BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Bradenton accident attorney Bernard Walsh cautions major automakers to include commercial trucks with the decision to make automatic emergency braking systems standard on all new passenger vehicles.

The decision by a group of the worlds largest automakers which includes Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla Motors, Toyota and Volvo, to make automatic braking systems standard on all new cars draws notice from a Florida injury attorney.

Together the group of participating automakers comprised almost 60 percent of auto sales in the United States. This commitment by automakers mirrors previous times that automakers signed on to making major safety improvements standard such as making air bags standard equipment, and adding anti-rollover equipment to SUVs.

Automatic emergency braking systems use a combination of technology such as sensors, microprocessors, and sophisticated software to apply the breaks automatically when a collision is imminent. This technology while new, has been shown highly effective in helping to avoid crashes.

Currently just 4 percent of vehicles in the United states have automatic braking systems and as of yet this technology has not been adopted by the commercial trucking industry where it may prove to be most beneficial. Driver fatigue and distracted driving often lead to deadly accidents when commercial trucks are involved and many feel automatic emergency braking systems would save lives if installed on heavy commercial trucks.

Attorney Bernard F. Walsh shared this comment making automatic emergency braking systems standard, "This new technology is needed not only in cars but critically needed in Intrastate, as well as, Interstate trucking. These drivers of large trucks present the biggest danger because their trucks can weigh 80,000 pounds and fatigue driving mistakes are common in this industry due to the long hours they are on the roads. While I applaud the inclusion of AEB systems in passenger vehicles, this same technology should be standard on heavy trucks where it may be even more beneficial."

About Attorney Bernard F. Walsh:
A highly experienced AV rated attorney and founder of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, Bernard Walsh is an active member in multiple legal organizations including the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Florida Justice Association, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Bernard Walsh is an active member of the Manatee and Sarasota Sheriff's Advisory Boards, the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council and the One Hundred Club for Law Enforcement in Manatee.

Partner at the Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh, Bernard Walsh has helped hundreds of Floridians get fair compensation for injuries. Additionally, Bernard Walsh has won one of Florida's largest motorcycle accident recoveries and has an AV Preeminent® rating on Martindale-Hubbel®, a doctors and attorneys ratings website and is a Superb rated attorney with

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