When it comes to safety, automakers are strongly committed to being part of the solution. Today’s automobiles have greatly enhanced safety systems and many important safety features, making them safer than ever.
For instance, in the USA, availability of these safety features has risen by up to 23% from 2005.
|Safety Feature||Model Year 2006 availability|
|Electronic stability control||63%|
|Head-protecting side air bags||84%|
|Anti-lock braking system||100%|
Source: US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2006, Buying a Safer Car
In spite of a growing number of vehicles on the road, the steady fall in the number of fatalities in road accidents shows that they are getting safer.