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The Impressive Safety Measures In Automobiles Today

Mar 2, 2008
With rapid advancement in technology, cars have undergone a paradigm change in their appearance as well as the speed that they are capable of achieving. The inventor, Mr. Ford himself would be surprised at the way his invention has got along. It is speed more than any other factor that has necessitated car safety measures to be kept at pace with the technological advancement in other spheres. The automobile industry, fortunately, is very much aware of the need to prevent injuries and deaths caused to drivers and passengers alike due to rampant speeding which has become more of a rule than an exception.

Car seat belts did not serve the designed purpose till the time most of the states made it mandatory to fasten seat belts under threat of penalties under law. It even evoked some manufacturers to design seat belts that would automatically secure drivers and passengers after ignition.

The newer cars are nowadays equipped with another restraint system in shape of air bags for the safety of all those sitting in the car. In many models these air bags are placed in a way that will inflate and protect the driver and the passengers both in the unfortunate event of a collision. These air bags coupled with seat belts that can be adapted for child car safety seats provide sufficient safety to car users.

However, car safety should not only be the concern of the car manufacturer but also of the driving and travelling public. There is no way by which all accidents can possibly be avoided but prevention is always better than a cure. It is incumbent upon us that we choose a car which is safe for us and our families and always make it a rule to use the restraint system which is available in the vehicle. A visit to www.nhtsa.dot.gov, the website of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will provide all the necessary information about how different models rank with regards to car safety devices. The information that you should be able to gain from there will prove helpful in making up your mind as to which vehicle to go for be it cars, pick up trucks, SUVs, or vans.

An informed decision while buying a new vehicle and adhering to the restraint devices installed in your car, will help to a great measure in ensuring the safety of your family and others travelling with you.
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