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What kind of safety technology should I look for in a new car?

On Behalf of | Jun 1, 2017 | Car Accidents |

If you are looking to purchase a new car in Monmouth County, you are probably interested in buying the safest car possible to protect you and your family while you are on the road. The good news is that most new models come equipped with safety features that are intended to help prevent you from getting into an accident. Here is what you need to know about the different kinds of safety technologies that are available.

Some accidents occur when drivers try to change lanes. According to Consumer Reports, many cars now come with features that alert you if the coast is not clear to move over. There are also technologies that will alert if you if you are drifting out of your lane and some cars will even automatically steer you so that you remain in the lane in which you are traveling.

Another type of common accident is a rear-end collision. Many new models come equipped with cameras and sensors that will warn you if a potential crash is about to occur. This will give you time to brake. If you are not able to avoid the accident entirely, you may at least be able to lessen the impact by having those few precious extra seconds to react.

In addition, cars that come with automatic emergency braking will engage the brakes on their own if a crash is possible. New vehicles that come with these and other safety technologies aim to reduce human error, the cause of many preventable accidents. This is not intended to be legal advice and is provided as general information on this topic only.