As car technology advances, the number of available safety features continues to grow as well. This is good news for drivers, as many of these features have been proven to help avoid accidents, prevent injuries, and save lives.
Everybody is familiar with the most common car safety feature: the airbag. In the event of an accident, airbags deploy in an attempt to lessen the impact within the cabin.
You cannot buy a new vehicle in today’s day and age without airbags. However, not all vehicles have the same number and same type of airbags, so this is something to consider when making a purchase.
Here are three additional safety features that can prevent accidents and injuries:
- Head injury protection. Some vehicles excel in this area, while others do not. This consists of some type of energy absorbing material installed behind the fabric of the seat. In the event of an accident, it can lessen the chance of a head, neck, or back injury.
- Sideview assist. This won’t do you any good in a collision, but it can help you avoid trouble in the first place. As the name suggests, sideview assist can notify you of a vehicle in your blind spot. Subsequently, you are more aware of what is going on around you, helping you avoid an accident.
- Seatbelts. Cars have been manufactured with seatbelts for many years. Automakers continue to search for new ways to make seatbelts even more functional in terms of injury prevention. Here is the only problem: a seatbelt is only good if the person in the vehicle is wearing it.
You can only do so much to prevent an accident. There are only so many features that can keep you safe. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, there is always the chance you could suffer an injury. If this happens, we can review your accident and help you understand your legal rights.