General Car Safety Features

Safety features in a car is very important. Most of the people are consider the factors like comfort, fuel consumption and cost of the car. Very rarely people think about the safety features of the car. Everyone wants to go safely to the destination. Nobody knows the events happen while traveling on the road. In the Transport Canada survey the public opinion reveals that the people are recognized three important safety features in their car. Those are airbags, Seat-belts and Anti lock breaks. These three are very important, in addition to them there are some other safety features are available. Now we will discuss about them.

Airbags: Air bags are most important safety feature in the car. Some people think that these are not necessary. But the airbags saved many lives. When there is a heavy impact airbags will deploy in fraction of seconds. These will help us to prevent from hitting the head and hard contact with windows or side doors. Airbags are two types. Those are dual stage airbags and side airbags. The dual stage airbags works one at minor accident and in a more serious crush. Side airbags prevent passengers and driver from more serious crash from getting head injures.

Seat belts: The seat belts have many advancements from its introduction onwards. These are safeguarding many lives. In the past seat belts are only around the waist. Now these are equipped rear and front for both shoulders and lap with locking system. When the crash is occurred, seat belts keep the person inside the vehicle. These will help to not be thrown forward when an accident occurs. Reduce the risk of collide with steering, windshield or dashboard. Studies have shown that, when a person sit without wearing seat belt behind you will have five times more chance to die in a car crash.

Anti-lock braking system: Anti-lock braking system is one of the most effective feature for safety that every car should have. When you are jamming on the brakes, anti-lock braking system use electronic controls to stop your wheel from locking. This system gives the advantage of better control on rough surfaces and wet pavement. During hard breaking, conventional brakes effect the front wheels to lock and steering control will lost. But in case of anti-lock braking system driver can retain the steering control.

Electronic stability control: The electronic stability control system is available under various trade names. It retain control of vehicle during slippery roads and high speed. When a vehicle is starting to over-steer or under-steer the electronic stability control will automatically applies the brake to a single wheel to regain stability within the fraction of seconds.

Head restraints: These are the extensions for vehicle’s seats. These will limit the head movement during the impact of crash. So it will reduce damage to neck. Head restraints have to meet requirements of specific strength and size in front seats. For back seats not necessary. Some head restraints have to adjust manually and some are will adjust automatically as per the seat position or in crash.