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Safety Tech To Consider When Shopping For A New Vehicle

Technology is constantly changing and evolving and has had an impact on almost every aspect of our lives, our vehicles included. Looking for a car isn’t always going to be an easy task. However, if you know what you want and know what to look for, then you can effectively lower your frustration level.

Some prefer a vehicle with good gas mileage or increased horsepower. Others are on the hunt for a vehicle equipped with more safety features to keep themselves and their passengers safe while navigating Florida traffic.

Today, we will go over some safety tech to consider when shopping for a vehicle that can help keep you safer in the event of an auto collision.

Lane Assist

This is a feature that uses sensors and cameras to help a driver correct the path of their vehicle. It is beneficial for when you accidentally swerve into another lane. A notification is sent to get the driver’s attention so they can correct the vehicle and avoid a collision.

Auto Emergency Braking

Even when you are aware of a threat and you hit the brakes, the smallest delay may mean that you don’t have enough time to avoid a collision. With auto emergency braking, the vehicle instantaneously slows down and gives you a more sufficient amount of time to avoid an accident.

Forward Collision

This is another vehicle safety feature that utilizes sensors and cameras. Not only does it monitor your speed, but it also monitors the vehicles nearby and the distance between you and the other vehicles. If you get too close to the car in front of you, you will receive a warning or signal to slow down.

Blind Spot Detection

Another common cause of auto collisions is when you fail to check your blind spot when changing lanes. We can’t always see a vehicle coming up next to us when they are in our blind spot, but with blind spot detection, a warning is sent to the driver to prevent this kind of unsafe lane change.

Do Your Research

It is important to do your research before purchasing a vehicle so you are sure to get something that is both safe and reliable. However, even when doing your due diligence, accidents still happen. In such cases, it is important to do everything you can as a driver to avoid those misfortunes as much as possible.

For example, always be aware of your surroundings. Yes, the safety features above can work to your advantage, but they are not a substitute for being aware of what is going on. Regularly check your mirrors and watch the other vehicles around you, especially for lane changes.

Before changing lanes, you should also look back to see if there is a car approaching. Never just rely on the mirrors alone to safely take you into the next lane. It is also important that you eliminate any distractions there may be so you can put all your focus where it needs to be: the road.

If you followed these tips and utilized the safety tech we have listed above but still find yourself involved in an accident, then it won’t hurt to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. You can discuss your case with the attorney, and they can help determine if you are eligible for compensation for any injuries or damage sustained in the accident.

Don’t wait until an accident happens, though. It is best to be as proactive as possible when driving on Florida’s roadways to keep yourself and the other drivers sharing the road with you safe at all times.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Safety Tech To Consider When Shopping For A New Vehicle

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