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Why You Need These 5 Car Safety Features And Devices

Updated on August 9, 2011

Do You Need Car Safety Features And Devices?

"Let's say you're driving along a hillside road with your wife and kids when suddenly, an irresponsible driver behind you turns sharply to overtake your car. You can see the driver's drunk, sleepy and expressionless face inside his wildly swerving car. And you're scared his car might crash into yours, putting his, yours and your family's life in serious danger. You know it's all up to the car safety features installed in your car to lessen the damage the impact will cause if ever an accident will occur."

Shopping For Safety Car Features?

Then Know What They Are!
Then Know What They Are!

Yes, You Do Need Car Safety Features Installed In Your Car. Why?

According to statistics, at least 4 people involved in major car accidents die every hour. And the main reasons for these car accidents are reckless driving, neglecting the importance of having car safety features, and drunk driving just to name a few. Having car safety features in your car is as important as driving sober and having a clear and attentive mind. Car safety features reduces the effect of the impact in your car. Below are the most common car safety features which you can find or should be installed in your car. All are products of years of research and development, accident experiences, and innovative and creative thinking.

Got Car Safety Features?

But Safety Should Go Both Ways. Be A Responsible Driver.
But Safety Should Go Both Ways. Be A Responsible Driver.

5 Car Safety Features And Devices

Car Safety Features 1. Anti-Lock Braking System or ABS

Speaking of car safety features, one of the most commonly used car safety device is the anti-lock braking system. First developed for aircraft use in the late 1920s, the anti-lock braking system stops the car wheels from locking to prevent skidding. Statistics show that it reduces multiple vehicular crashes by 18 percent.

Car Safety Features 2. Seat Belt

Whenever we hear the words car safety features, the seat belt may be the first thing that comes to our mind. The seat belt was first made in 1800 but further developed in 1930s and 1950s for car use. Present seatbelts save at least 13,000 lives in the United States annually.

Car Safety Features 3. Front And Rear Crumple Zone

The front crumple zone and rear crumple zone are car safety features that focus on the reduction of the impact upon collision. These car safety features not only disperses the force of the impact, it also decreases the speed of the car.

Car Safety Features 4. Passenger Safety Cell

The passenger safety cell and the side impact bars are car safety features which works the same way as the like the front and rear crumple zones. Both absorbs the impact of any force which acts upon them and scatters it away to the areas around the person inside the car.

Car Safety Features 5. Safety Glass

And last but not the least of the car safety features which you can find in your car is the safety glass. The safety glass is specially designed to break into large, circular pieces instead of shattering into dangerous glass shards in a car collision. This prevents severe injury for the person inside the car.

You Should Install Car Safety Features Because...

...Prevention Is Better Than Death
...Prevention Is Better Than Death

Prevent Death, Install Car Safety Features

There are still many unmentioned car safety features which you may find in your car. It is important for you as a car owner to be aware of the car safety features installed inside and outside your car because these car safety features is what you will rely on to prevent unimaginable damages in case of an accident which can cause you lots of money, injury and even death. Besides, having car safety features in your car can lower you car insurance premiums. So always remember that accidents can't be prevented and it's better to be prepared than sorry.

Are you from California? You also might want to check the "Ten Things You Have To Do To Get Cheap California Auto Insurance"

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      Anne 2 years ago

      This really helped thank you!

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      David Resnick 6 years ago from New York, NY

      This is great info. Car safety features have come a long way, and are being further developed everyday. But you make an excellent point: being a responsible driver is crucial!

      Thanks!

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      EM 6 years ago

      Iam actually doing a science assignment on this, so thanks you really helped me :)

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      Topmodelof2011 6 years ago

      Nice post on the subject i like

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      Ace Towing 6 years ago

      Very very good post... Scary to think if people don't have all of their safety features checked. But very informative.

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      katy 6 years ago

      very helpful...could cause real bad injuries otherwise...thanks for the warning!

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      Allan D 7 years ago from The Internets

      don't forget to buckle up! :D

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      Nicole 8 years ago

      Thanks for everything... Literally, you just saved my life!