Auto Tech Watch: Survey Shows Many Drivers Turn Off Advanced Safety Features In Their Vehicle

A large percentage of drivers turn off the advanced safety features in their vehicles when possible, a recent study conducted by Erie Insurance indicates.

The auto insurance provider asked 500 U.S. licensed drivers ages 18 and older with vehicles made in 2016 and after if they intentionally turn off or disable advanced safety features such as lane keep assist or adaptive cruise control. It found that 30% of drivers turn off the adaptive speed function on their cruise control, while 23% turn off driver attention monitor and lane keep assist. Other features that are often switched off by motorists include lane departure warning (21%), automated emergency braking (17%) and traffic sign recognition (14%).