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5 Car Features To Keep You Safer On the Road

By on Sep 19, 2016 in blog |

When you’re driving your car, there is a love/hate relationship between technology and safety.  On the one hand, technology such as smartphones distracts us while we’re moving toward our destination.  On the other hand, technology advances are working to make our cars safer than ever.  Here are a few of the features that are helping to keep us safer when we’re out on the road. A South Salt Lake car accident attorney understands just how helpful these can be.

Lane Departure/Warning

When you’re distracted or sleepy, you can sometimes drift into the next lane, increasing your risk for an accident. Lane departure warning alerts you with a sound warning or vibration, allowing you to get back into your lane.

Forward Collision Alert/Prevention

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, nearly half of all two-vehicle crashes involve a rear-end collision.  With the prevalence of these types of crashes, car manufacturers have created a forward-collision braking system.  The technology uses cameras and/or radars to warn drivers if they are approaching the car ahead too quickly.  Some systems include an automatic braking system to help when the driver is unable to react in time.

Backup Camera

Backup cameras are useful when backing out of your driveway or parking spaces.  The rearview camera helps to reduce the blind spot when backing up and helps the driver  avoid hitting objects behind the vehicle.

Blind Spot Warning

Typically attached to a vehicle’s side mirrors, blind spot warnings help  detect vehicles along the side and rear of your vehicle and alerts you as to whether a vehicle is in your blind spot when your turn signal is on.

Active Park Assist

Parallel parking has always been tricky.  You worry about hitting the curb or the car in front or behind you.  Active Assist technology helps you determine the proper angle when pulling into the parking space.  Some vehicles have more advanced technology that allows the vehicle to park unassisted.

When you’re out on the road, you want to ensure that your family is as safe as possible.  These safety features can help to reduce your chances oF being in an accident.

If you have any questions about this information or would like to learn more about our services, please call the South Salt Lake car accident attorney clients have trusted for years to schedule an appointment.