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4 Essential Car Safety Options for 2020

You Should Know These Car Safety Features

The large amount of cars and trucks on the road these days makes a crash unavoidable, so understanding which car safety options you must have ends up being crucial. We have gone from the days of optional seat belts to standard air bags, traction control, as well as tire pressure monitoring systems in practically all Toyota -new cars on the marketplace. The list of optional safety tech that’s now offered on the majority of automobiles is astonishing, and we’re striving to make sure that your new Toyota is the best one yet.

How Are Car Safety Ratings Calculated?

Presently, the NHTSA judges vehicles on a 5-Star range based upon their performance in 3 specific crash scenarios: Front Crashes, Side Crashes, and Rollover Collisions. While accidents can occur in many situations these sorts of mishaps are the most common, and based on the research of these crashes, the necessary safety gadgets are implemented in a car; so let’s take a glimpse at each situation:

Front Accident Situation

This is when 2 automobiles are traveling in opposite directions and hit each other in a head-on collision, or when a car loses control and strikes an object (like a tree, energy post, or a structure) in a head-on accident.

Side Collision Scenario

The most common side accident scenario is when one car fails to yield to a stop sign or traffic light and strikes the other vehicle on the side. This is generally referred to as a t-bone, as the automobiles develop a ‘T’ form when they collide. An additional type of side collision is when a car loses control and slides sideways into an obstacle like an energy post or tree.

Rollover Scenario

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

Some Car Safety Features are Required by Law, Which Ones Are They?

Despite every one of the arising car safety features, there are just a few that are considered mandatory by federal law. These mandated safety features include Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Display, Electronic Stability Control, and Back-up Cams. Toyota new cars and trucks will certainly have that tech and furthermore, the NHTSA suggests the following Motorist Assistance Technologies:

Forward Collision Warning

This function discovers a potential crash and signals the driver a warning.

Automatic Emergency Brakes

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

Lane Departure Alert

This system keeps track of lane markings and cautions the vehicle driver if they unintentionally leave their lane.

Rear-View Camera

While now standard on the majority of Toyota -new vehicles, adding a camera to older cars and trucks is recommended.

This checklist shouldn’t be taken as a complete checklist of safety features, there will constantly be many different and emerging technologies that will help keep you safer.

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