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What Are Safety Features in Cars?
A crucial part of a vehicle’s design is the safety features that are built into it. Today, it’s impossible to find a vehicle that doesn’t come with safety features designed into the structure and software. There are many aspects to a vehicle that people consider before they buy it: price, size, features, and for those who care, safety.
Many people assume that all vehicles have the same or similar safety features and that all vehicles are safe in their construction, so looking at what a vehicle has available for safety features is no longer a selling point for some buyers. While all new cars do have safety features, not all of them are the safest to drive, and it’s important to know which vehicles are lacking in these features before you sign the dotted line.
Knowing what vehicles are the safest and worth buying is a simple process. Every vehicle’s safety rating is available online through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, so it’s easy to compare vehicles you may be going back and forth on. Knowing the safety rating on a vehicle not only allows you to make the best decision you can make for your safety, you can make sure your loved ones are also safe in the event of an accident.
Even with the best safety features, accidents still do happen, and when they do, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you work through this tough and frustrating time.
Cars With Low Safety Ratings
It’s a wonder why certain vehicles lack specific safety features when other vehicles have them. Sometimes manufacturers sacrifice certain features for style or to add a different feature to a vehicle. Other times they believe that certain safety features that haven’t been mandated aren’t worth adding to their vehicles. No matter what the reason, knowing what vehicles have questionable or underperforming safety features is important before making a final purchase.
Some vehicles that have low safety ratings include:
Chrysler Town & Country Minivan: Minivans are a go-to vehicle for families, but this minivan is one that families should avoid. Complete with uncomfortable and thin seats, terrible gas mileage, an awful frontal crash test rating, and terrible scores for safety and reliability, this van is one that many people who’ve done their homework aren’t interested in.
Cadillac Escalade SUV: This vehicle, once the pinnacle of luxury, has fallen from its once high thrown. This SUV has stiff handling, floundered in its many safety tests, and simply cannot compete with similar cars. This vehicle also comes with a cramped interior and a terrible entertainment system to boot.
Fiat 500L: Fiat’s are popular for their compact size and stylish looks, but this car also has the lowest safety rating of compact cars. The design makes driving the car difficult, and it has the worst reliability score of roughly 740,000 other vehicles, making most owners of this vehicle feel buyer’s remorse.
Before buying a vehicle, make sure it is one that has an acceptable safety rating and will help protect you in the event of an accident.
Texas Personal Injury Attorneys
Even with every safety feature available on cars today, accidents can still injure the occupants inside. When you experience a car accident that wasn’t your fault and have mounting bills that are putting a strain on your life, it’s time to look for an attorney who can help you. At DeHoyos & Connolly, PLLC, we can take on your case and help you get the compensation that you deserve for your accident. Call us today at (832) – 767 – 3568.