Apr 11, 2014

We’ve come a long way since inventing the wheel, and technology has certainly improved since inventing the car. Finally, the cars of today are starting to reflect that technology in their safety features. Here are just a few that will help you be a much safer driver.

See Your Blind Spots

Blind spots are now a thing of the past. Newer car models are utilizing monitoring systems which will sense when a car is in your blind spot and alert you. Alerts vary from flashing lights on your side mirrors to an actual alarm.

Reverse Camera

Taking the blind spot alarm one step further, the rearview camera allows you to see directly behind your car while you are reversing. This is the answer to a problem that has led to more than 1,100 child deaths, and even more injuries, over a ten year period.

Electronic Stability Control

All car models made in 2012 and later have been required to install this feature, but do you know what it does? When you are driving on a dangerous road, the system can sense it and will control the wheels and brakes to keep the car on track and help avoid skidding. This system was common in 2010 models as well, but harder to find in older used cars.

With all of the improvements in car safety technology, it’s clear that the future is now. Take advantage of each of these features to stay safe on the roads and eliminate the driving dangers of the past. 

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