There is no doubt about it; newer cars are safer than old ones. Over the years, the introduction is new technologies has made this possible. As a result, innovative improvements in modern cars prevent life-threatening crashes every day.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, manufacturers saved 115 lives with the introduction of vehicle safety developments in 1960. By 2012, NHTSA increased that estimate to 27,621. With these numbers in mind, you might be curious about new technologies that are making cars safer.
1. Stability control
With an electronic stability control feature, you can avoid a costly collision by keeping in better control of the situation if your car is at risk for a spinout.
2. Advanced airbags
Although airbags have been around since the 1950s, today’s vehicle safety pillows are not like the originals. In the event of a serious wreck, improved placement now provides superior protection.
3. Backup camera
Another life-saving addition is definitely the backup camera that many new cars and trucks now feature. Prior to this invention, many more small children and pets lost their lives in accidents.
4. Tough seatbelts
Old seatbelts used to just go across your lap, but now vehicles include a three-point restraint system for buckling passengers in safety. This type of belt also has a pre-tensioner that can pull it tight.
Having modern safety technologies like these can keep you safe when you are driving along in your vehicle. Follow us on Facebook to get the latest news and updates from Spencer and Associates.