Top Vehicle Safety Features

by Janean Flowe
illustration of inside car

Research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 94 percent of all traffic crashes are caused solely by driver error. With this in mind, vehicle manufacturers have evolved safety features over the past several
decades to assist drivers and to help minimize driver error.

Here’s a short list of safety features you may be interested in looking to have in your future vehicle purchase:

  • Drowsy driving notice: This warning appears when behind the wheel too long or driving behavior becomes erratic.
  • Blind spot detection: Warns when vehicle is in driver’s blind spot. Lane keeping alert and assist: Activates when leaving the travel lane and may gently return vehicle to travel lane.
  • Pre-collision assist and emergency braking: This feature can sense pedestrians, objects and traffic and begin automatically braking if driver isn’t doing so or braking hard enough.
  • 360-degree camera: Displays everything around vehicle when parking or backing up. Some show a low camera view when turning left or right.
  • Exit alert: Monitors your vehicle’s blind spots even when parked to alert you of any oncoming object when car door is being opened.
  • Adaptive headlights: Vehicles with this feature have headlights that swivel according to your steering wheel input for better illumination.

Looking for safety features in a vehicle but not sure what to buy? Let the experts at AAA Auto Buying help! Our team can find a vehicle with your requested features and even deliver it and paperwork to you within the Carolinas!

Next step: Call 800-590-0145 or visit AAA.com/GoAutoBuying today to find your next vehicle!

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