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The 7 Top Car Safety Features

Seven Effective Safety Features You Should Know About

View of the interior of a modern business car showing the dashboard | Seven Effective Safety Features You Should Know About

Admittedly, when we are shopping for a new car, we are initially drawn to a shiny exterior, sleek design, or a great sound system. But, deep down, we all know there’s a lot more to it than showroom glitz and glam. Safety should always be at the forefront when making a decision about which vehicle to purchase, and we’re not just talking seat belts and anti-lock brakes these days.

The following is a list of seven effective safety features that are worth knowing more about:

  1. Auto Braking. With the help of front sensors, your new car knows when you are on a collision course with the vehicle in front of you, and can automatically apply the brakes to prevent the collision.
  2. Backup Cameras and Sensors. Rearview and side mirrors used to be our only means of keeping track of vehicles and objects in those hard-to-see areas around our cars. Now, however, cameras and sensors feed information to our in-dash display, letting us know what’s going on around us. The full-color in-dash display alerts us to what’s just out of our sight when we’re backing up and parallel parking.
  3. Electronic Stability Control. This safety feature works to help you keep control of your vehicle in tight turns, uneven terrain, or during inclement weather conditions. Electronic stability control allows you to sense your steering, adjust your course mid-turn, apply the brakes on individual wheels, and prevent tipping on steep embankments by adjusting the vehicle’s vertical.
  4. Lane Detection Systems. Similarly to how sensors and cameras warn you of objects behind you, lane detection systems scan for lane markings. When the system identifies that you are too close to the lane markings, it will notify you with an audible or tactile warning, such as a vibrating driver seat or steering wheel intended to cause you to correct your path and avoid collision.
  5. Park Assist. This feature makes parallel parking a breeze. While you operate the gas and brake pedal, park assist technology scans the area around your vehicle to guide it flawlessly into the designated parking spot.
  6. Re-engineered Crumple Zones. Although technically not a piece of technology, observing the way vehicles crumble on impact has allowed scientists to re-design their frames to protect vehicle occupants by absorbing the force of the impact at critical points on the frame.
  7. Voice Controls. This technology allows you to keep your hands on the wheel while taking or placing a call or adjusting your navigation system. Before setting out for your destination, switch on your phone’s Bluetooth. Follow the prompts that appear on your vehicle’s in-dash display to coordinate your cell phone for hands-free use that will help eliminate driving distractions.

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New safety features can protect you significantly in a car accident – but the very BEST way to protect yourself from a serious injury has already been in your vehicle since roughly 1958. The seat belt is one of the most underappreciated safety features in your car. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, adult seat belt use is the absolute best way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. Seat belts actually reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by 50%!

While safety features can significantly reduce the risk of getting into a serious car accident, they cannot prevent all injuries. Negligent and distracted drivers can cause significant injury to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, it is important to know that the law is on your side. You have a right to be compensated for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages, and pain and suffering. With the right lawyer on your side, you can obtain maximum compensation so you can begin to put your life back together again.

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