What are some of the top safety features to look for in a car?

I want to get a safe car for my family, but I'm not sure where to start looking. What are some of the best safety features in a new car?

Eric Schad · Answered on Aug 02, 2021
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
“Safety features have come a long way in the past decade, including advanced safety features that can prevent or mitigate accidents.
One place to start is to look at safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
From there, watch out for safety features that often put these vehicles above competitors, such as:
  • Traction control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Semi-autonomous driving
  • Side curtain and knee airbags
These are just a few of the features you’ll find, but again, look up those safety ratings. According to experts, extra safety features may save you money on your car insurance premiums. That’s a win-win situation.
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