Car editor Niek Schenk replies: ,, I have not yet seen any figures showing that this type of accidents is increasing. We do know that drivers are increasingly distracted, especially through the use of smartphone, navigation or infotainment. And sometimes the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Anyone who is not careful with steering – certainly in a residential area or on a narrow road – soon ends up in a garden or house. The cause is most likely not to be found in automotive engineering. Cars, on the other hand, are driving more and more stable and intervene sooner if a collision is imminent. ”
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