We have all seen movies where cars are self-driving and that road accidents will be almost non-existent. But, in order for that to happen, a lot more testing is required. Though, even today, there are a number of car safety features you should have in your car, so that you can safely sit behind the wheel.
Braking is a necessity
Without having a good braking system in your car, it will be impossible to stop before an accident happens. Although it is not an absolute necessity for city driving, you should nevertheless invest in a new ABS for your car. After all, you can never know nor can you predict accidents, and in most cases, it can all be avoided if only the brakes were working.
Warning for those who tend to swerve
It can happen to the best of us, you get tired after a while, and your car starts swerving left and right, moving from one lane to another. But, with a lane departure warning system, it is possible to avoid the situation completely, as it will warn the driver and it will prompt you to react or you will have to face serious consequences. Though, a driver should not rely on it completely, as mistakes could be made, rather, it should be combined with good driving.
Check your airbags
In a car accident, a well-working airbag could end up saving your life. But, unless you make sure that it is working, it will be hard to come out unscathed from an accident. Moreover, as it is your first line of defense against serious injury, you should make absolutely sure that everything is working and that you do not have to fear anything while driving.
Welcome to the future
Smart dashboards are not only the things of the future, they are being developed right now, and they are a good way to make use of your onboard navigation. This way, you will not have to take your eyes of the road, but, you will still be able to look at the map. Not only is the system meant for adding extra security, but your car will definitely look more amazing as you drive down the street. Just keep in mind that you should not follow navigation blindly, as it could be wrong sometimes.
Use the excess energy for your car
Adding extra body parts and panels to your car in order to make it safer is always welcome. Not only that, but some will be able to use the kinetic force and to store it as a form of energy. This way you will be able to use it to either give your car an edge when driving, or to let it help you out in a pinch. Though, you should not expect any miracles, you will still have to react quickly, but, you will have some extra help. And every little bit helps, especially when you should be thinking about the safety in your car, because you are not only responsible for your own life, but for those around you as well.
Never leave without a camera onboard
With more and more cars on the road, it is inevitable when an accident is going to happen. Thankfully, nowadays it is possible to quickly determine who is at fault when an accident does happen, thanks to crash cameras being installed. They will allow for your to run the footage with the police to show that you were driving safely and that you were not at fault. However, an on-board camera does not excuse your from reckless driving, rather it will a way to document what has happened and to help you prove a point, if you are not at fault.
Prep up your car and have a safe journey wherever you might go. But, always remember to check your car before a long trip, so that you do not end up being stuck somewhere in the middle of nowhere without anyone to help you out. Lastly, remember to always pack some water and food and warm clothes, for just in case whenever you are going away for a longer distance to travel.