4 Important Car Safety Features for 2020

You Should Know These Car Safety Features

The large amount of automobiles on the road these days makes an accident inescapable, so knowing which vehicle safety options you must have becomes important. We’ve gone from the days of optional seatbelts to standard airbags, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring systems in practically all new automobiles on the market. The checklist of optional safety options that’s currently readily available on many vehicles is shocking, and we’re working hard to make certain that your new Volkswagen is the best one yet.


Car Safety Ratings are Calculated How?

Presently, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration judges automobiles on a 5-Star scale based upon their effectiveness in 3 particular accident tests: Front Collisions, Side Crashes, and Rollover Crashes. While collisions can take place in various scenarios these sorts of mishaps are the most common, and based on the research of these accidents, the appropriate safety tools are installed in a car; so let’s take a peek at each circumstances:


Front Collision Situation

This is when two automobiles are driving in opposing directions and strike each other in a head-on accident, or when a car loses control and strikes an item (like a tree, energy pole, or a building) in a head-on collision.


Side Collision Situation

The most typical side collision situation is when one automobile fails to yield to a stop sign or traffic control lights and strikes the other vehicle on the side. This is frequently referred to as a t-bone, as the vehicles form a ‘T’ shape when they crash. One more sort of side accident is when a vehicle loses control and slides sideways into a barrier like an utility post or tree.


Rollover Scenario

This situation is when you lose control of your vehicle and it flips over. A rollover can be activated by losing control of your car or a combination of serious maneuvers such as fast, high-speed turns to miss an obstacle.


Which Car Safety Features are Required by Law?

Regardless of every one of the arising vehicle safety options, there are just a couple of that are considered mandatory by law. These mandated safety functions include Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Monitor, Electronic Stability Control, and Back-up Cams. All-new cars will certainly have that modern technology and in addition, the NHTSA recommends the following Motorist Assistance Technologies:


Forward Accident Warning

This feature detects a potential crash and signals the vehicle driver a warning.


Automatic Emergency Situation Braking

This modern technology immediately applies the brakes when a forward crash is looming.


Lane Departure Alert

This system checks lane markings and cautions the driver if they unintentionally leave their lane.


Rear Camera

While currently standard on most brand-new cars, adding a rear video camera to older automobiles is recommended.

This list should not be taken as an extensive list of safety features, there will always be many different and new tech that will help keep you much safer.


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