Rgarding vehicle safety, having the right features in place can significantly improve your vehicle’s safety. It’s essential to ensure you are protected by the latest vehicle safety features to minimise the risk of accidents and injuries.
Our blog will discuss the fundamental safety features your vehicle needs to provide ultimate protection.
One of the most critical vehicle safety features in any vehicle is seat belts. Regardless of where passengers are seated, everyone must wear their seat belts. Seat belts not only keep occupants in the correct position for other safety features to function effectively, but they also feature a pre-tension system that locks the belt in place during an accident.
This mechanism prevents occupants from being ejected from the vehicle. Seat belts also incorporate a force-limiting feature, ensuring that the applied force remains within a safe range while providing necessary restraint.
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
The anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a crucial safety system that prevents the wheels from locking up during severe braking. Without ABS, the wheels can lock, resulting in a loss of steering control when attempting to avoid obstacles.
Modern vehicles often feature advanced braking systems with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). Brake Assist detects emergency braking situations and applies maximum brake force, while EBD adjusts braking force for each wheel, optimising control for the driver.
Airbags are an additional restraint system that enhances the protection seat belts offer. These bags are designed to deploy and inflate, providing a cushioning effect for the driver and passengers during a collision.
An appropriate seating position will minimise the risk of airbag-related injuries. It’s important to note that airbags are effectivee when they work in conjunction with seat belts, not as standalone safety devices.
At CMH Nissan Hillcrest, we understand the importance of vehicle safety. We offer a range of vehicles equipped with various safety features, and our team works closely with customers to ensure they find a vehicle that meets their budget and safety requirements. Whether it’s additional airbags or advice on installing child seats, we provide comprehensive guidance to enhance your safety on the road.