It is safe to say that vehicle safety has never been better. However, not every vehicle is created equal – that is why we’ve outlined the most effective for you.
In the market for a new vehicle? Make sure you compare what safety features each model has. Check out the most effective in maximizing your safety when operating your vehicle.
1 | Safety Belt
Safety belts are the most effective vehicle safety feature prevents you from exiting your vehicle in an accident and reduces the risk of colliding with the windshield, dashboard or steering wheel. Consumer Reports explains the value of “enhanced features help seatbelts do their job more effectively.”
2 | Accident Avoidance Systems
Accident avoidance systems are some of the newer safety features available, they include brake assist, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, reverse camera, to name a few.
3 | Air Bags
Air bags aim to protect you from colliding with the door, objects, windshield, dashboard or steering wheel – they are created to assist with the impact of an accident.
4 | Antilock Brake System (ABS)
ABS prevents a vehicle’s wheels from locking up while braking, they assist the driver in maintaining their steering control.
5 | Traction Control
According to Consumer Reports, this feature impacts “wheel spin during acceleration so that the drive wheels have maximum traction.”
6 | Electronic Stability Control
Electronic stability control ensures your vehicle stays on its intended path while you are turning and it helps you avoid sliding or skidding.
7 | Tire Pressure Monitors
Low tire pressure warning systems, advise the driver when they need to address tire pressure.
8 | Telematics
Telematic systems permit the driver to speak with central dispatch