Looking to buy a new car? Perhaps you are considering upgrading to a newer used car. Whatever you decide you should consider a vehicle with some of the new car safety features. New car safety features can help in several ways including lower insurance premiums and reduced risk of an accident. Being involved in an accident in one of these newer vehicles also offers better crash protection and reduced risk of serious injury.
Car Safety Features
There are many different car safety features to consider. A few important ones to have in a vehicle include:
• Anti-lock brakes
• Electronic brake assist
• Electronic stability control
• Seat belts with pre-tensioners, grabbers, and load limiters
• Airbags in dash, steering wheel, side door, and edge of roof
• Crash avoidance systems
• Automatic emergency braking
• Lane departure warning
• Back up camera
• Tire pressure monitors
• Services like OnStar
You decide which car safety features you want in a new or upgraded vehicle. Your choice will probably be a compromise between the safety features you want and those you can afford to have. Eventually the new safety technologies in our vehicles will become standard. Back up cameras are already standard in 77% of vehicles manufactured in 2013. The NHTSA is requiring all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds to have back-up cameras by May 2018.
Safercar.gov believes that advanced safety technology will save lives by reducing fatal crashes due to human error by 94%.
Car Safety Features Not Always Enough
These new car safety features can go a long way in helping you stay safe, but you may still find yourself involved in a serious car accident. This is because no one can always account for the actions of other drivers. Drivers who decide to disobey traffic laws, drive recklessly, or drive under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
If you or a family member becomes the victim of a car accident caused by another, it is always advisable to consult with a car accident attorney. Car accident injury claims can become complicated. You want to be sure you will receive the most compensation you are entitled to. Compensation you will need to cover damages, medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and more.
Atlanta Car Accident Attorney Joel Baskin Works for You
Call Atlanta car accident attorney Joel Baskin if you live in Atlanta or anywhere in Cobb and Fulton counties. Joel is an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you. Joel offers a free initial consultation so you can learn what legal options will work best for you.