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Knowing that you and your family are safe is your number one priority on the road.  There is a certain peace of mind that comes from knowing that you are in a safe car and that sense of calm itself can translate into making you a safer driver.  Any factor that makes you a safer driver is one that is worthy of embracing.  Let’s take a look at some of the leading safety features in the car industry today.

Air Bags

Driver and passenger side air bags mark nothing less than a safety revolution.  The ability of an air bag to soften and lessen the impact of an accident make this one innovation that is more than welcomed.  More than any other recent car safety invention, the air bags has captured the public imagination and has received a great deal of wonderful press and with good reason.  Once an item only for higher-end, more expensive cars, the air bag has become ubiquitous and, as a result, untold lives have been saved.  In the modern era of the automobile, when you think safety, you have to think air bags.

Overlooked Important Safety Features

Often car buyers forget the most important mechanical safety feature is having a car, truck or SUV that is in reliable working condition.  For example, having great brakes, such as ABS brakes is a remarkably important safety feature and one that you will clearly never want to be without.  Additionally, power steering and having a car that handles well is another safety feature that no driver can afford to be without.  Remember that while all sorts of safety features are important, none are more so than a vehicle that handles well and can stop on a dime.  These two features are essential.  It also underscores the importance of knowing that you are purchasing a quality vehicle that has been properly inspected and treated with care.

The Ultimate Safety Feature

The ultimate safety feature of any car is its driver.  A competent driver who is observant of other drivers and road conditions is the ultimate defense against accidents on the road.  Why not get a car that will assist you to become that driver?

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