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The Makings of a Safe Car

Aug 17, 2007
Over the years, the minimization of vehicular related accidents has been gaining ground. In fact, different sectors of society have contributed to ensure that motorists should be protected from unnecessary road mishaps. The government, car manufacturers, and even motorists and passengers themselves have been conscientious about this, making plans and creating devices in order to decrease the possibility of road hazards.

There have been countless pieces of legislation enacted by the government in order to ensure the reduction of vehicular accidents. The government has enacted a law about the use of seatbelts. There is also a prescribed speed limit for vehicles. Even the use of alcoholic beverages has been banned if a person has been designated to drive a vehicle. Car manufacturers, on the other hand, have devised various ingenious mechanisms to reduce the impact of collision and accidents. Brakes, tires, air bags, safety belts, seat belts are among the many things added into a car to ensure the safety of its users and passengers. These and many others are cautious steps and devices designed in order to curb road and vehicular accidents.

However, safety is not only limited to external factors and other people's acts. It also requires a personal undertaking on the part of the car owner to ensure car safety. A car owner can maintain a good and safe vehicle by regularly making safety inspections on its various parts. Checking the brakes, ensuring that the seatbelts are still intact, recharging or changing the batteries are ways that could prevent car collisions or other similar accidents.

One of the more important parts of the car to consider are the headlights. Good headlights are considered a vital safety feature for driving at night and even in places where there are poor lighting conditions. Headlights provide a better view of the road and its adjacent sites. A good headlight, therefore, gives the motorist an advantage to foresee any possible road distractions that lies ahead.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety mentions that an average of 9 out of 10 cars has seedy or cloudy headlights. With seedy or cloudy headlights, night vision is reduced to a drastic percentage up to 90 percent, according to Road and Travel Magazine. Having cars with cloudy headlight affects the car's ability to clearly see the road. This, in turn, is responsible for poor vision, which could result in a vehicular accident. An effective way to tackle this problem is through using a quality headlight cleaner / restorer.
It has been reported that many road accidents result from inadvertence. People fail to strap their seatbelts while driving cars. This results to almost 50 deaths due to road crashes every year. Even the simple acts of checking the tires and brakes have been constantly ignored that have caused pointless accidents. These things and many others could have been averted had the car owners been more responsible in checking and ensuring car maintenance.

Car safety does not end in finding the perfect or safest car. Purchasing a safer vehicle is merely the start of being a responsible car owner. The key to having a safe vehicle is the act of treating and ensuring that the entire vehicle is a safe machine. The act requires a mentality of viewing the different features as an entire team working together to prevent collision and to protect its occupants. By knowing each part's characteristic and mechanism, there is a more proactive approach to the prevention of vehicular mishaps. It only takes a positive disposition, an informed choice, and regular maintenance.
About the Author
David Maillie is a chemist and an alumni of Cornell University. He holds numerous patents including his recently awarded patent for headlight cleaner and restorer. He can be reached at M.D. Wholesale: http://www.mdwholesale.com.
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