A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that many drivers in Georgia and across the U.S. confuse advanced driver assistance systems with autonomous vehicle operation. Despite its name, ADAS is not meant to replace drivers. Of the five levels of automation, ADAS only achieves level two automated driving. Therefore, drivers are expected to stay alert, keep their hands on the steering wheel and drive like normal.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), not enough is being done to protect passengers who sit in rear seats. This can be especially problematic for those in Georgia who use Uber or Lyft to get around as they are less likely to wear a seat belt. There have been ways in which seat belts technology has improved for those sitting in the front of a vehicle.