Whether the occupant is a newborn or toddler, girl or boy, teen or adult, their safety is primary priority. It is never compromised by auto manufacturers. Every new car sold in the Country must meet strict standards of motor vehicle safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conduct stingent crash tests based on a number of considerations and come up with a list of Safest Cars on the roads.
Seat belts and airbags ensure passengers are safe in the event of a crash, but the latest technologies available in some newer models of cars work hard to actually prevent a crash!
Let us have a look at some of the newer compulsory features and quality tests that help vehicles pass with flying colours in the safety department.
- Frontal crash test are the most common type of crash resulting in fatalities.
- The two different frontal crash tests are a moderate overlap test and a small overlap test. Each of these study the results of a 40% and a 25% impact on the vehicle running at or under 40mph speed respectively.
- Side crashes are challenging because the sides of vehicles comparably have little space to absorb impact and shield the occupants, unlike the fronts and rears of vehicles. But strengthening the outer frame of vehicles and installing multiple side airbags that cushion passengers from bumping into objects inside or outside the vehicle in the event of a crash, have played a major role in protecting them.
- Vehicle rollovers can be nasty. Preventing or reducing the number of roll overs with electronic stability control is a significant advancement in automobile safety. Seat belts and air bags are a buffer protection in such an event, but a strong roof that reduces the impact of a crush plays an equally important role in saving lives.
- In the country, the most frequently reported injuries in a road accident are neck sprains. There whiplash injuries mostly happen in rear-end collisions but good head restraints can help prevent them.
- The front crash prevention systems include Forward Collision Warning and Auto Brake Systems that help drivers avoid crashes or considerably reduce speeds during a crash.
- Marked improvements are being made in the safety features every year, so choose a ride in one of the ultra modern automobiles that cares for the lives of its occupants. From the cache of sleek award winning Hondas, Toyotas, Volvos or Audis, single out the best for you and your family. After all, safety is our priority.