Even car insurance companies recognize the importance of a car’s safety features and will allow for certain insurance premium discounts if your car has certain ones, or goes above the minimums required by law such as rear safety cameras and air bags.
Here is a short list of the most popular available car safety features:
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This is one of the most necessary features in crash. They are designed to protect the occupants’ faces and heads from striking the interior car parts. The airbags are very effective, in a head-on crash special sensors need only 1\20th of a second to fit the bag. If a driver uses air begs together with safety belts, this provides high-level safety.
Motorcycleogical.com has written a lot about the harm air bags can cause to a child occupying the front passenger seat. Now the air bags are deployed with less force, but this does not reduce their effectiveness. And parents should keep in mind that the back seat is the safest place for their child.
Sometimes brake may lock which causes the car’s skidding. To prevent locking anti-lock brakes were designed. They automatically pump the brakes many times per second. Be aware of the breaking style as it depends on the type of your brakes. If you have usual brakes, press them gently. Anti-lock brakes require hard breaking.
Shatter Proof Windshields
Did you know it is law that all windshields installed in any vehicle in the USA must be shatter proof? If you’ve even noticed a broken windshield, take a closer look and you can actually see there is a plastic film on the glass that unless broken, is impossible to see. This prevents shards of glass flying around during a collision and causing more damage to passengers in the vehicle.
Built-in Seats for Child
They are quite new so in order to know more about the protection they offer, a driver should read special magazines with manufacturer recalls and test results.
All modern cars provide these devices which prevent the occupants from head snapping back in the event of crashing. Many vehicles have head restraints for rear seats too. To perform their function properly these restraints should be correctly positioned. It’s better to have adjustable restraints in a car.
Almost all the vehicles are provided with manual or automatic safety belts. Drivers and passengers MUST use these belts when driving. The best protection is provided by a lap\shoulder belt combination. Adjust the belts comfortably according to your height.
Having a backup camera installed on your vehicle can greatly reduce accidents that involve backing up your car or truck. When you’re backing up, there is usually a blind spot in your rear-view mirrors, and at night objects become even harder to see. Backup cameras help solve this problem by giving you a clear view of what’s behind your vehicle such as a child’s bicycle, or worse the child. And for the really high tech and safety conscious types, there are even backup cameras with night vision.
SUVs ? are They Safe?
If you are intending to get a Sport Utility Vehicle, keep in mind that small SUVs roll over much more often than usual cars. Besides the safety standards are difficult for SUVs due to their size.
Size of the Car
Small cars provide poorer protection simply because the area between the people inside it to the rest of the car. In the event of a crash occupants of a small car will likely be more severely injured than one in a larger vehicle. And according to various research, small cars get into road accidents more often than large ones.