Each year it seems that automobile manufacturers come out with a new feature to assist drivers in staying safe and secure while on the road. It is really exciting when you purchase a new vehicle and it has all the bells and whistles…although sometimes it can be a bit confusing especially if you are not used to them yet!
The following are just a few driver-assist features to be aware of the next time you’re in the market for a new vehicle:
- Adaptive cruise control—This type of cruise control automatically speeds or slows down your car based on the actions of the vehicles in front of you. This tool can help reduce the likelihood and severity of rear-end collisions.
- Automatic braking—Automatic braking devices are designed to reduce the severity of high-speed collisions in the event of a lapse of driver attention. These devices can predict impending crashes and help combat distracted driving.
- Blind-spot detection—Through the use of sensors, blind-spot detection systems sound an alarm in the event that an object is in your blind spot. These devices can help reduce accidents on the highway and are particularly useful for changing lanes.
If you purchase a vehicle with driver-assist features, it is important to familiarize yourself with how they work. Best to do so when you have the car parked, not as you are driving and wondering how it all works. This can help keep you safe on the road and allow you to get the most out of crash-prevention technology.
Don’t forget if you get a new vehicle to let our agents at John Scott Insurance know all the details and features so we make sure you get the best rate you can possibly get for the coverage you are looking for.