Car Safety Features for 2020

Car Safety Features You Should Know

The sheer amount of cars and trucks on the road today makes a crash inescapable, so recognizing which vehicle safety options you need to have ends up being crucial. We have gone from the days of optional seat belts to mandatory air bags, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring systems in virtually all new cars on the marketplace. The list of optional safety options that’s now available on most automobiles is astonishing, and we’re striving to make certain that your new Toyota is the most secure one yet.


Vehicle Safety Ratings are Calculated How?

Presently, the NHTSA rates cars on a 5-Star scale based on their effectiveness in 3 certain collision scenarios: Front Collisions, Side Collisions, and Rollover Crashes. While collisions can take place in many situations these sorts of mishaps are the most usual, and based on the study of these mishaps, the appropriate safety technologies are implemented in an automobile; so let’s take a peek at each scenario:


Front Crash Situation

This is when 2 cars are going in opposing directions and hit each other in a head-on crash, or when a vehicle loses control and strikes an item (like a tree, energy post, or a building) in a head-on collision.


Side Accident Scenario

One of the most typical side accident situations is when one vehicle doesn’t yield to a stop sign or traffic light and strikes the other vehicle on the side. This is frequently described as a t-bone, as the cars develop a ‘T’ shape when they collide. One more sort of side collision is when an automobile loses control and slides sideways into a barrier like a utility pole or tree.


Rollover Scenario

This scenario is when you lose control of your vehicle and it rolls over. A rollover can be caused by losing control of your automobile or a combination of severe maneuvers such as quick, high-speed turning to avoid an obstacle.


Which Automobile Safety Features are Required by Law?

Regardless of all of the emerging vehicle safety features, there are just a few that are considered mandatory by federal regulations. These mandated safety attributes include Seatbelts, Airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, Tire-Pressure Display, Electronic Stability Control, and Back-up Cameras. Toyota new cars and trucks will certainly have that tech and furthermore, the NHTSA advises the following Vehicle Driver Assistance Technologies:


Forward Collision Alert

This attribute finds a potential collision and gives the vehicle driver a warning.


Automatic Emergency Situation Braking

This modern technology instantly uses the brakes when a forward collision is looming.


Lane Departure Warning

This system monitors lane markings and alerts the vehicle driver if they inadvertently leave their lane.


Backup Cam

While now mandatory on many Toyota-new vehicles, adding a camera to older cars and trucks is suggested.

This list should not be interpreted as an extensive checklist of safety technologies, there will always be many different and new technologies that will help keep you safer.


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