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Monthly Archives: July 2017

New Car Safety

New Car Safety

The newer cars are packed with incredible safety equipment to help prevent crashes (note: crashes, not accidents; an accident is an opinion) and save lives when a crash occurs. All newer cars have great safety equipment. These vehicles come with antilock brakes (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC) and air bags, including curtain air bags (SRS). ABS brakes reduce stopping distance and help to keep the vehicle in control by not allowing the wheels to lock up; ESC helps to keep the vehicle from skidding or sliding. Air bags and curtains help to save lives in the event of an accident.  Electronic stability control (ESC) and antilock brakes (ABS) both help to prevent crashes. The newer vehicles have incredible features to help prevent crashes: Forward-Collision Warning (FCW): This system lets you know with an audible noise and a warning light that a crash is inevitable. I have this on my 2014 Subaru and it has saved me from a crash at least once. Automatic Emergency Braking (A ... read more


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