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4 Important Automobile Safety Options for 2020

Car Safety Features You Should Know

The large number of vehicles on the road today makes an accident not avoidable, so knowing which car safety tech you need to have ends up being important. We have gone from the days of optional seat belts to mandatory airbags, traction control, as well as tire pressure monitoring systems in nearly all new cars on the market. The checklist of optional safety tech that’s currently readily available on most cars and trucks is shocking, and we’re working hard to see to it that your new Honda is the best one yet.

How Are Automobile Safety Ratings Calculated?

Currently, the NHTSA rates vehicles on a 5-Star range based on their performance in 3 particular collision scenarios: Front Crashes, Side Crashes, and Rollover Collisions. While crashes can happen in various scenarios these types of mishaps are the most usual, and based upon the study of these accidents, the appropriate safety devices are implemented in a car; so let’s take a quick look at each situation:

Front Accident Situation

This is when two cars are driving in opposing directions and strike each other in a head-on crash, or when a vehicle loses control and strikes an item (like a tree, utility post, or a structure) in a head-on crash.

Side Accident Situation

The most typical side collision situation is when one car does not yield to a stop sign or traffic signal and strikes the other automobile on the side. This is generally referred to as a t-bone, as the vehicles create a ‘T’ shape when they crash. An additional kind of side accident is when an automobile loses control and slides sideways into an obstacle like an energy pole or tree.

Rollover Situation

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

Which Vehicle Safety Features are Required by Law?

In spite of all of the emerging automobile safety options, there are only a few that are required by law. These mandated safety attributes consist of Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Monitor, Electronic Stability Control, and Backup Cameras. All-new cars will have that tech and in addition, the NHTSA suggests the following Vehicle Driver Assistance Technologies:

Forward Crash Warning

This function identifies a possible accident and gives the motorist a warning.

Automatic Emergency Brakes

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

Lane Departure Alert

This system monitors lane markings and advises the vehicle driver if they inadvertently leave their lane.

Rear-View Cam

While now standard on most Honda-new cars, adding a rear camera to older cars is advised.

This list shouldn’t be interpreted as an extensive checklist of safety technologies, there will always be many different and emerging tech that will help keep you safer.

Vehicle Safety Features for 2020 | Fernandez Honda

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