Cars keep becoming safer and safer, thanks to innovations in auto manufacturing. This is, of course, good news for drivers as the number of cars on the road continues to increase. Here is a list of some of those systems.
Adaptive Front Airbags
The airbag systems take to account the occupant’s seating position and seat belt use to determine the amount of force used to deploy the airbag.
Side-Impact Curtain Airbags
These airbags can provide both head and torso protection in a side-impact collision. Not all new cars have these as standard equipment so be sure to check with the dealer.
Head Restraints and Seat Design
It’s important that seats and head restraints work together to support your head and body during a crash. The poor design provides little protection, but even the best-designed head restraints need to be adjusted properly. It needs to fit directly behind your heard, and the top can be positioned somewhere between the top of your ears and the top of your head. Some new cars come with auto-adjusting head restraints when the seat is adjusted.
Some Other Safety Features to Consider
Electronic Stability Control System
This kind of system is an extension of anti-lock brake technology that helps drivers regain control in dangerous situations. This significantly lowers the risk of a fatal crash.
Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children (LATCH) System
If you have a young child who will be riding in the vehicle, a LATCH System is a must. LATCH Systems provide owners with a simpler way to secure child seats in vehicles. While most vehicles manufactured since 2002 have this feature it is always best to check with the dealer.
Seat Belts With Pretensioners
This provides a locking mechanism that engages the seat belt when the brake is applied or the vehicle comes to a sudden stop.
More Features To Look For When Buying a New Car
It’s a good idea to keep these in mind when shopping for your new car.
Daytime Running Lights
Emergency Brake Assist
When an auto accident happens to you, it can be a life-changing event. It is important to seek the representation of a qualified, competent attorney to protect your rights and help to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. At our Personal Injury Law Firm, we will do just that!
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