Recent innovations in driving safety have minimized the potential of being involved in serious car accidents. The improvements of auto safety technology installed in safe cars are expanding in direct correlation with consumer demand and federal government regulations to make vehicle safer on the road. The government maintains a stake in keeping citizen safe by forcing manufacturers to install high-tech safety devices on all new vehicles.
Since the government-imposed mandate of installing seatbelts and airbags has created a considerable positive impact on passenger/driver safety, the survival rates for crash victims has lowered substantially over the last few decades in the Chicago area. In addition, braking systems are more advanced today than where they were just three decades ago.Innovative Systems To Help Protect Driver and Occupants
Braking systems that involve antilock devices control the car’s braking force between the rear and front axles, providing more control of the vehicle while slowing or stopping the car. This has decreased the number of accident related deaths.
Even car tire technology has steadily advanced over the last few decades. Tires tend to last longer, and some even self-seal when punctured. Tire pressure monitoring devices have helped notify drivers when the tire pressure in the vehicle becomes too low, long before it becomes an increased dangerous issue.
Adaptive cruise control provides much more than just an ease for motorist driving long distances without becoming fatigued or tired. Many of these systems are tied directly to sensors and radar where they can potentially predict a dangerous situation, and alert the driver.
In addition, some cruise control systems designed to be highly adaptive can perform hard braking on the vehicle and even tighten the seat belts in an effort to avoid an accident. This is beneficial when another motorist swerves in front of the car at a slower speed, or stops suddenly in front.2014 Safe Cars
Choosing the best late-model car to purchase is often a difficult choice. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) both offer vehicle safety ratings in an effort to provide consumers the best information on new vehicle safety features.
Currently, the safest vehicles for 2014 involve those that have new braking technology, traffic movement monitoring, collision alert systems and other innovations. These 2014 models include:
- Chevy Impala – The advanced safety packages on the LT and LTZ models of the Impala include a forward collision alerts system as a way to quickly notify the driver of the potential of a crash. In addition, a crash-imminent braking system and an adaptive cruise control can lessen the potential of experiencing an accident from the front.
- Lexus IS 250 – This model of the Lexus has advanced brake assist technology that automatically adjusts the force of its brakes if not performed correctly by the driver as a way to avoid an accident. In addition, its proprietary SmartStop technology will automatically reduce the engine power when the brakes are forced to stop quickly. Its pre-crash detection system provides an alert to the motorist as a way to instantly avoid an impending accident.
- Subaru Forrester – The installed symmetrical all-wheel drive system on Subaru provides the ultimate control of the vehicle. Additionally, the installed Eye Site Driver Assist automatically monitors the movement of traffic, while the Break Assist and anti-lock brakes redirect any impact energy from the occupants for easier control of the vehicle as a way to avoid collisions.
- Toyota Prius 5 – Using SmartStop technology, the new Prius can create an instant decrease of engine power for a sudden stop. In addition, the Prius’ LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) system is designed to improve child safety during a crash situation.
Choosing the best vehicle is often highly dependent on the best match for every family. With a variety of stylish, safety device options, these safe cars are designed to protect the driver and passengers against potential collisions.Auto Accident Attorneys Protecting You… Even When Your Car Doesn’t
If you, or loved ones, have been involved in a serious accident with injuries, you might be in the market to purchase one of the safest cars available. If the accident you were involved in was caused by the negligent actions of another, it is important to seek legal representation to maintain your rights.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide a free consultation concerning your claim for financial compensation. Call us at (888) 424-5757 or fill out our online contact form. to speak with an attorney about obtaining recompense for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, damages, pain and suffering.