Car crashes typically kill between 30,000 and 40,000 people in the United States annually. The most important thing you can do to avoid injury or death in a collision is use your seat belt. Aside from that, there are other important safety devices that could prevent crashes or protect you if there is one. Some are relatively new, and others are older features that have drastically improved over the years. These top 10 car safety features could save your life.
1. Antilock Braking System (ABS)
2. Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
3. Emergency Assist
4. Advanced Frontal Airbag Systems
5. Fog Lights
6. Adaptive Cruise Control
7. Rearview Camera
8. Reverse Backup Sensors
9. Side View Assist
10. Emergency Response
Some vehicles are equipped with the ability to automatically respond in the event of a collision. They can switch on interior lighting, shut off the fuel, turn on hazard lights and unlock doors when airbags are deployed.
When searching for a new vehicle, safety should be one of your top priorities. Try to find a car that has as many safety features within your budget. When it comes to car crashes there are no guarantees, but these additions could save you and your passengers’ lives in an emergency situation.