New safety features come out regularly for vehicles. Things that weren’t even thought of years ago are now standard on many vehicles. Because of these improvements, many older vehicles can’t compare to the newer ones from a safety standpoint.
Anyone who’s considering a new vehicle should ensure they get one that has appropriate safety features. This means looking well beyond the presence of seatbelts and anti-lock brake systems.
Features to help you keep control of the vehicle
Electronic stability control and collision avoidance systems can help drivers to keep the vehicle under control. Many different features comprise the crash avoidance system. These can include automatic brakes, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning and park assist. Many of these are only available on 2019 or newer models.
Features to help you see as you drive
Adaptive headlights, backup cameras and blindspot warning systems all help to ensure that drivers remain safe. The adaptive headlights help to reduce glare that can blind drivers at night. Backup cameras enable you to see behind the vehicle when you’re moving in reverse. Blindspot warning systems reduce the chance of you hitting a vehicle that’s in one of the areas you can’t see around the vehicle.
Even if you’re driving safely, there’s a chance that another driver might not do the same. Anyone who suffers an injury in a crash with a negligent driver should get appropriate medical care as soon as possible after the wreck. Seeking compensation from the at-fault driver can help to shift the expenses to them instead of you, and that’s only fair when you’re not responsible for a wreck.