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Auto safety has evolved significantly beginning with basic seatbelts and interior lighting to high-tech safety features that can help drivers park their vehicles and avoid accidents. According to safercar.gov, thanks to continuing innovation, today’s vehicles are safer and have contributed to year-over-year decreases in crash-related fatalities and injuries.
I have a smart car, at least I call it a smart car. The car has lane control and keeps me within two lanes. It complains at me if I swerve too much and if I change lanes without turning on the signal. My car has the ability to brake and anticipate accidents. When I go in reverse I have a backup camera and it yells at me if there is something I’m about to hit. I have automatic lights that change depending on night and day and weather. I also have wipers that auto adjust to the level of rain. So that’s my smart car, and that’s in addition to all the hidden safety features that I don’t think about every day. The car has traction control and lots of airbags. Most importantly – it takes care of my family!
Recently, MetLife Auto & Home® launched the fifth video in its Mastering DisasterSM video series called: “Auto Safety Features” to help consumers understand what technology features to look for when buying cars. For example, very important features in a car are: back-up cameras, lane-departure warning systems, and electronic stability control (ESC). Whether buying a new or used vehicle, here are a few safety features you should consider and why they’re important
MetLife Auto & Home® also shared some tips with us.
Tips to Narrow Your Search for the Perfect Car
When looking for a new car ask yourself the following questions:
What can I afford?
How much space do I need?
Do I need four-wheel drive?
I want something fun to drive, but what?
What options do I need?
Which vehicles are environmentally friendly?
How do I choose a safe car?
Where do I start?
Answers to these questions can be found on MetLifeyourlife.com.
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