The car safety factor has become an important part of car design. Every year the automotive industry adds new safety technologies to its newest car designs. Many of the safety technologies that have been developed in recent years, such as front air bags, are now standard in vehicles. Some of the newest safety technologies are available for an extra cost in the newest of vehicles.
When shopping for a newer vehicle people usually consider gas mileage, whether they like the look of a particular vehicle, if it will meet the needs of their family, and what car safety features their new vehicle will offer.
Important Car Safety Factors
Newer cars offer many safety features. Some are standard and others can be included for an additional cost.
- Blind spot detection
- Forward Collision detection
- Brake assist
- Automatic emergency braking
- Anti-lock brakes
- Pedestrian detection
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane departure warning
- Lane keeping assist
- Active head restraints
- Parking assist
- Back up camera
- Automatic high beam
- Tire pressure monitors
- Telematics (like GPS, OnStar, etc.)
The Critical Car Safety Factor
All of these standard and newer safety features being offered today can help improve driving safety. Still, the most critical car safety factor is the driver. The driver has all these wonderful technologies to help keep him, his passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers safer. The problem is that drivers are human and often make poor decisions before and after getting behind the wheel. Deciding to drink or use drugs, speed, ignore traffic signals and signs, and other bad behaviors are often the cause of serious car accidents and serious injuries. Ultimately it is the driver, the critical safety factor, who is very important in determining safety.
If you or a family member has been injured in a vehicle accident that was not your fault you should always consult with a car accident attorney to make sure your rights are protected and the insurance company does not try to settle for less than you are entitled.
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