Did you know that over four billion dollars each year is spent on automobile repairs – just from backing accidents! That’s right: Self-Inflected Vehicle Damage. We hardly have to worry about someone else running into us – or do we?
Although over 4 billion dollars is spent on fixing backing accident claims, it is estimated that over 100 billion dollars is spent fixing the damage caused by rear end collisions. The rear end collision is the most frequent accident on the highway today. The sad part is that most of them (75%) are less than 10 mph and you can’t do a thing to prevent one! It’s the other guys fault.
94% of all rear end collisions occur on straight roads; most are direct hits and the driver of the “bullet” vehicle rarely does anything to avoid the crash – they just plain hit you square on! Rear end collisions cost insurance companies 25 times more money to fix than a backing accident or parking lot collision. 2.7 billion dollars alone just to fix the whiplash injuries.
Although backup alarms and cameras will prevent a lot of backing damage, it’s not even comparable to the amount of damage caused by the rear end collision. Rear end collisions account for 38% of all the dollars paid for automobile claims.
Today, rear bumpers with back-up sensors cost almost twice as much to fix as one without them. Technology can be both a blessing and a curse. Today’s pickup trucks, SUVs and mini vans don’t even have 2.5 mph bumpers like passenger cars do. And you know how good the bumpers are on today’s cars – they don’t protect anything except the income of auto body shops.
There are thousands of weirdo’s, losers, lunatics, distracted, inattentive, uninsured drivers out there just waiting to wreck your vehicle, steal your $500 deductible, jeopardize your insurance and cripple your family. There are products on the market today that will prevent most of this low speed, rear end collision damage. It’s definitely worth your while to find out what they are.
Jeff is CEO of Mohr Mfg is an expert in rear end collisions. His company makes portable, energy absorbing, spare safety bumpers or “hitch steps” that install in seconds and protect your vehicle from rear-end collision damage, reduce whiplash injuries, shield your gas tank from under-ride and eliminate parking lot and parallel parking dents and dings. For additional information: http://www.superbumper.com