Vehicle Safety Options for 2020

Car Safety Features You Should Know

The sheer number of cars and trucks on the road these days makes an accident not avoidable, so knowing which automobile safety options you need to have becomes vital. We’ve gone from the days of optional seat belts to standard air bags, traction control, as well as tire pressure monitoring systems in virtually all brand-new automobiles on the market. The checklist of optional safety options that’s currently available on most cars and trucks is incredible, and we’re striving to see to it that your new Honda is the most secure one yet.


Just How Are Car Safety Ratings Calculated?

Currently, the NHTSA rates cars on a 5-Star range based on their effectiveness in 3 certain crash scenarios: Front Crashes, Side Crashes, and Rollover Crashes. While crashes can happen in various scenarios these sorts of accidents are the most common, and based on the research of these crashes, the appropriate safety devices are implemented in a vehicle; so let’s take a glance at each circumstances:


Front Collision Scenario

This is when two vehicles are going in opposite directions and strike each other in a head-on crash, or when a vehicle loses control and strikes a thing (like a tree, utility pole, or a building) in a head-on crash.


Side Crash Scenario

The most typical side collision scenario is when one automobile does not yield to a stop sign or traffic signal and strikes the other car on the side. This is generally described as a t-bone, as the automobiles develop a ‘T’ form when they crash. Another kind of side accident is when an automobile loses control and slides sideways right into an obstacle like an energy pole or tree.


Rollover Situation

This situation is when you lose control of your car and it flips over. A rollover can be caused by losing control of your vehicle or a combination of extreme maneuvers such as fast, high-speed turning to miss an obstacle.


What Vehicle Safety Features are Required by Law?

Regardless of every one of the emerging automobile safety features, there are just a few that are considered mandatory by federal regulations. These mandated safety options include Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Display, Electronic Stability Control, and Back-up Cams. All-new vehicles will certainly have that modern technology and additionally, the NHTSA recommends these Vehicle Driver Assistance Technologies:


Forward Accident Alert

This technology identifies a potential accident and signals the motorist a warning.


Automatic Emergency Brakes

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


Lane Departure Warning

This system checks lane markings and alerts the motorist if they accidentally leave their lane.


Backup Camera

While currently standard on most new cars, adding a rear-view cam to older cars is advised.

This list shouldn’t be interpreted as a complete checklist of safety tech, there will always be many numerous and new technologies that will help keep you safer.


4 Essential Vehicle Safety Features for 2020 | Tiger Honda

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