No matter who you are, it’s never a good idea to drive without obeying the traffic laws. Whether it’s texting behind the wheel, speeding or drinking and driving, those actions could set you up for a fall.

Even those who are paying attention might end up in a collision. There are so many variables to consider that it’s hard to imagine a time when car crashes would no longer be a daily reality.

One good thing that could change the way people drive in the future is the Tesla automobile. An owner of the impressive vehicle, which is equipped with Autopilot, has reported that the vehicle was able to help him avoid a collision that he might have otherwise been involved in.

The vehicle can detect potential impacts and apply the brakes to avoid them. It can also slow the vehicle to help reduce the force of the crash. The owner of this vehicle said that his vehicle, while driving in Atlanta, was put to the test. The Tesla was changing lanes when a vehicle in front of it crashed into another car. While the driver could have applied the brakes himself, he said that the vehicle did it faster than he could have, which helped him avoid getting into the pile-up crash. Tesla reports being able to detect collisions up to two cars ahead of itself.

This impressive technology could make the roads much safer in the future. For now, if you’re in a crash, remember that you can make a claim against the driver responsible. Even with the technology available today, drivers have to do their best to pay attention and follow the rules of the road.