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There is nothing more important than safety when it comes to driving. As a parent, you will always carefully check over the safety features of a car before making the purchase and, fortunately, cars have never been safer thanks to the brilliant advances in safety technology.
Many amazing safety features are built into today’s vehicles and these make the car a smart investment. Here are a few of the best current safety features:
Autonomous Emergency Braking: The car constantly scans the road ahead and if an accident is imminent it will automatically apply the brakes to stop or reduce the effects of a collision.
Lane Departure/Keep Assist: Lane departure warning will warn the driver if they unintentionally drifting out of their lane, whilst lane keep assist can automatically correct the steering line if they drift outside.
Blind Spot Detection: Blind spot detection constantly monitors your blind spot and alerts you if there are any objects there and will warn if a vehicle is approaching from the rear.
Rear View Camera: A rear view camera can make parking easier and give the driver a clear view of what is directly behind them. This is helpful when there may be children or animals running around whilst you are trying to get out of the driveway.
Of course, not all parents can afford new cars which feature all of this safety equipment. Fortunately, there are plenty of gadgets and pieces of technology that can be purchased and fitted to any vehicle. This means that you can find an affordable used car from somewhere like Imperial Cars and then purchase a range of gadgets to boost the safety of the vehicle and fill any gaps in terms of safety technology. Here are a few examples of gadgets that can be purchased:
Dash Cam: A dash cam will sit on the dashboard and constantly record what is happening on the road ahead of you. This can help by giving evidence if there were an incident to occur and can also make you a more cautious driver.
Blindspot Mirror: A good solution if you do not have blind spot monitoring, this convex lens mirror is attached to the wing mirror and will provide a clear view of the blindspot without blocking the main mirror vision.
Rear View Camera: A rear view camera can also be purchased and placed just about the rear registration plate. The image is then sent via Bluetooth to your smartphone so that you can easily see what is behind you when reversing.
As you can see, it is now easier than ever to safely transport your family thanks to brilliant advances in safety technology which is either built-in or available to buy.