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%
Belt reminders 85%
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.