What Are The Main Car Safety Features Driver Have to Know?

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(Last Updated On: July 17, 2019)

Almost every new vehicle (and those manufactured after 2005) have certain safety features that every driver should know about. These safety features not only help the driver but could also be a lifesaver in certain situations.

The sad part is that most drivers learn how to drive, but they never actually learn anything about the car, until they are “forced to”.

With that in mind, here are the most important car safety features that every driver (including you) should be aware of.

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
One of the features that most people look for when purchasing a car is the automatic emergency braking. Basically, if your car senses a potential collision and yet you (the driver) fail to react on time, the car will start braking on your behalf and thus slowing the car to either minimize the damage of the collision or to completely avoid it.

The car’s sensors are directly connected with the brakes and react much faster than the driver does. If properly adjusted (and not being oversensitive), they can save your life in many different scenarios.

Lane Departure Warning
Another sensor that helps keep your car in the “right lane” is the lane departure warning. It is a sound or a buzz on your seat or your steering wheel that informs you that you have crossed in the other lane. These features are incredible, especially for those driving at night and prone to becoming victims of sleep and fatigue.

Lane Keep
This feature is directly connected with the one mentioned above. The only difference is that lane keep will gently steer your car back into your lane if you drift out of it. If the road lines are faint and can be barely seen, you can turn the system off to avoid any potential problems.

If you end up in a car accident, contact our Seattle Car Accident Attorneys. With their help, you will be able to obtain compensation for your injuries in a timely manner. Call today and schedule your free consultation.

Rear-View Camera
One of the new features that most drivers find extremely useful is a rear-view camera. This camera shows the driver what is behind the vehicle, and allows for a safe reversing. It can also protect any children, pedestrians or animals that are behind the vehicle from getting hit (the vehicle will react and either warn the driver or brake on its own).

Adaptive Cruise Control
Most of the new cars today have what is called the ACC (adaptive cruise control). The sole purpose of ACC is to lock your vehicle onto the car ahead, maintaining a safe distance and automatically applying throttle or braking depending on the distance between you and the car in front of you. This is a great feature for highway cruises.

However, accidents still do occur. If you happen to find yourself involved in a car accident, you may be able to recover some of the damages. Get in touch with our Car Accident Attorneys in Seattle immediately and let them help you secure the compensation for your damages.


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