Latest Advanced Safety Technologies in New Cars
Reliable safety features are non-negotiable for most consumers in the market for buying a car. Taking a look at the statistics on vehicle accidents from 2015, it’s no question as to why:
- 6,296,000 motor vehicle accidents were reported by police
- 35,092 of these were fatalities, and 2,443,00 resulted in injury
- 373 of reported fatalities were children under 5-years-old.
- 27% of the fatalities were linked to speeding
More cars join the road every day, increasing congestion and the chance of becoming involved in an accident. So what more can you do to ensure the safety of your family when buying a new vehicle? One solution to consider: deciding to include advanced safety systems on top of the standard features in your car.
Automobile companies are working harder than ever to keep their drivers safe. In developing advanced safety technologies, manufacturers are dramatically changing how drivers react on the road by targeting the most common causes of automobile accidents. Popular advanced safety systems include:
- Automatic Collision Notification
- Active Park Assist
- Blind Spot Monitors
- Backup Cameras
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Drowsy Driving Alert
- Mitigation/Collision Warning
- Navigation System
- Smart or Adaptive Headlights
- Lane Keep Assist System
- Lane Departure Warning
- Electronic Stability Control
A widespread concern with adding optional safety features is, understandably, the cost. However, your safety and that of your family is priceless. Considering factors such as your personal driving history, where you live, and the amount of time you spend in your vehicle can help you budget your options by choosing only the systems most beneficial to your lifestyle.
Utilizing the advanced safety technologies available for your new vehicle will ease your mind about your driving abilities, as well as the unpredictable decisions of others on the road. For more information on advanced safety systems and a list of models that include them, Consumer Reports is an excellent resource to compare your options.
The roads are a dangerous place and sustaining an injury from an automobile accident can lead to serious long-term complications. If you or someone you love has suffered from a vehicle-related accident, resulting in severe injury or death, our dedicated team can help. Contact Rosenberg & Gluck, for a free, confidential legal consultation to learn more about your options.