Most of us have many dreams to fulfill. But in India, most of them would dream to have a house under their name. Once they own a house, they would dream to own a four-wheeler. They wish the car would cost less but have more fuel-efficiency for the convenience of their family.
Between this they forget all about the safety of their beloved for whom they purchase this car. Due to which the injuries and deaths from vehicle accidents in India is much more than any other country. That is the reason why the insurance company policies usually provide benefits after the accident.
Always consider by the safety features rather than the cost of the car or fuel-efficiency. Modern cars have many technologies to keep us away from the danger, but not all the cars have these technologies installed.
How to identify the safety features of a car?
Before launching a car in the market each and every car has to pass the crash test, which is mandatory. Every country has different standards, once they pass this test only then the car would be available in market.
To understand if your dream car has the ability to sustain the calamity you can check this crash test which is available online and select your car as per the rating, to ensure the security level.
If we talk about the security features, it can be divided in two parts:
- Active Safety, which is related to safety mechanism
- Passive Safety, is a technology which protects passengers at the time of accident.
Major Security System that every car should have are:
Anti-lock Braking System
With the help of this safety mechanism, it allows the vehicle to maintain the tier over the road when brake is used. Brakes are controlled by the drivers, so if they use the brake suddenly or with intense pressure, this braking system would prevent the wheels from locking up or from unnecessary skidding.
Modern anti-lock braking system helps the driver to get better vehicle control and reduces stopping distances on slippery and dry surfaces. So this feature can be considered as Active Safety system.
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
This is an Active Safety System capable of preventing accidents but mostly found installed in expensive vehicles.
Firstly, ESP helps the driver to maintain the wheel trajectory. However, it does so by applying brakes to the individual wheels. Secondly, it can also adjust the engine performance in critical maneuvers. However, the ultimate purpose of the ESP is to enhance vehicle stability. Thus, ESP improves stability by avoiding skidding.
The Crumble Zone
Crumble zone, also known as crush zone is the most innovative safety feature. Crumple zones accomplish two safety goals. They reduce the initial force of the crash, and they redistribute the force before it reaches the vehicle’s occupants.
Crumple zones are based on that concept. Parts of the car are built with special structures inside them that are designed to be damaged, crumpled, crushed and broken.
This is a vehicle occupant-restraint system to inflate extremely quickly, then quickly deflate during a collision. This is made with a flexible fabric bag, an inflation module, and an impact sensor. With the help of Air Bag, the vehicle occupant can restrain and reduce injuries during the time of crash.
The airbag provides an energy-absorbing surface between the vehicle’s occupants and a steering wheel, instrument panel, body pillar, headliner, and windshield.
The Air Bag is placed between the passenger and the steering wheel or dashboard with a fraction of second to work with. Even that tiny amount of space and time is valuable.
Please note that not all the expensive cars are safe. We just need to spend more time to understand best car with the safety features which can afforded.