Car safety features have been around for at least 50 years and they have shown a marked improvement in the ability to help save lives and reduce personal injuries. One of the first car safety features was the invention of the seat belt and over the years that has seen great improvements with the addition of shoulder harnesses etc.
Other early safety features include bumpers that were made of steel. This worked well, but was replaced with other materials that would absorb the shock better, so the driver and passengers didn’t have to absorb it with their bodies.
And some of the newer safety features include airbags. They started out in the steering wheel and on the passenger side of the vehicle and have since graduated on to side air bags and curtain air bags that can offer protection regardless of the type of car crash.
But there’s one safety feature that I have yet to mention and that’s you. Yes, you, the driver, are the best safety feature a car can have. Everything else doesn’t matter if you are not driving safe. You need to understand how the vehicle handles and stay well within it’s operating capacity. You need to have a familiarity with the road you’re driving on (or at least pay very close attention) and obey all regulations. It’s also important that you know how to drive defensively so as to avoid getting into a car accident. And perhaps one of the most important things you need to do is NOT drive distracted.