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FINDING A SAFE CAR

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:16 -- Danny

WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR YOUR

TEENAGER’S FIRST CAR, OR NEEDING A

BIGGER VEHICLE FOR AN EXPANDING

FAMILY, SHOPPING FOR A NEW CAR CAN

BE OVERWHELMING. With so many different

types of cars to choose from, there are a lot of

different variables to consider, but safety should

be your top priority.

According the National Highway Traffic Safety

Administration (NHTSA) there are key questions

to ask when looking to buy a safe car:

• What features does this vehicle have that will

help you avoid a crash? For example, does this

vehicle have electronic stability control (ESC)?

• How well does this vehicle protect you during a

crash? Does this vehicle have side air bags (SAB)

head and thorax protection technology?

• What is the likelihood of this vehicle rolling over

in a single-vehicle crash?

• What other types of advanced safety features

does this vehicle have?

Along with these questions, it is also smart to

take a look at the government safety ratings for

the vehicles you are considering purchasing. While

it is impossible to gauge how well a vehicle will

protect passengers in all types of crashes, the

government safety rating star system provides

a basis for comparing vehicle safety. In 2011

the Government 5-Star Safety rating system

implemented enhancements designed to

encourage the development of safer vehicles,

advance the use of crash avoidance technologies

and equip consumers to make more informed

buying decisions.

The NHTSA considers the following the most

important features a consumer should look for

when considering the purchase of a new or used

vehicle: seat belts, frontal air bags, tire pressure

monitoring systems, electronic stability control, side

air bag head and thorax protection technology, and

crash-avoidance technologies.

Before you purchase your next car, please be sure

to consider the above information and make safety

the most important factor in your car buying

decision. For more information on buying a safe

car and also buying a safe car for child passengers,

visit the NHTSA website, Safercar.gov.