Vehicle Safety Technology to Consider When Car Shopping

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Consumer Reports recently released a new list of recommended vehicles that parents can look at when shopping for a car for their teen. Regardless of age and experience, safety and reliability are critical factors for all car shoppers because a safe and dependable vehicle can prevent injuries and loss of life in the event of a serious crash or accident. It also reduces economic and productivity losses.
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Must-Have Features
One of the most vital safety features to look for in a new ride are airbags. They will deploy in a collision protecting the driver and its occupants.  Airbags are standard features in cars, but to ensure that they work properly, it is advised to check if they have not been recalled. If you are injured because of faulty airbags, you can file for a personal injury claim. Legal experts can assist with determining whether severe and immobilizing injuries were caused by defective airbags that fail to deploy or open-up after a crash, says the legal team at Over inflating and underinflating airbags can also cause extensive damages.
Another fundamental safety feature are antilock brakes that prevent the wheels from locking when you hit the brakes quickly. Locked wheels can make the car spin out of control. On the same note, the electronic stability control prevents the car from sliding or skidding because sensors detect its speed, steering angle, and rotation. The system will assist in regaining stability by applying brakes on the wheels should you stray out of your intended path. Adaptive headlights that offer better luminosity after dusk also help in making you safe as well as improve the visibility of your car to other drivers.
If Money is No Object
Automatic emergency braking (AEB) is not yet standard in all new cars, but 20 manufacturers volunteered and committed to install the system in their new vehicles. Many automakers feature AEB as standard or optional equipment. It employs radars or sensors to continually assess the distance of your car to the vehicle in front of you. If you don’t brake fast or hard enough, the system will slow down or stop your car if it senses that you are too close preventing a collision.
If you are prepared to put more money on your new ride, you might want to consider adaptive cruise control. This type of cruise control will adjust your speed to mimic the vehicle’s in front of you. Pedestrian detection alert is also a useful feature as a lane departure alert that will warn you if you are not on your lane.
Driving a vehicle is always a risk. It not only depends on the condition of the driver, but also the car. By ensuring that your car is equipped with safety features, you reduce the likelihood of accidents that can cause material damage and injuries.