Preventing a car accident is something we all try and do each time we travel on the roadway. After all, most of us are transporting our children and we wouldn’t want to put their lives at risk. While many accidents occur because of another driver’s negligence, the majority of the crashes that transpire are unintentional and are attributed to an un-maintained road or inclement weather. With so many accidents occurring on California roadways today, it is important you do everything in your power to keep yourself and those traveling around you safe.
USA Today reported that in 2016 alone, 37,461 people died in car accidents across the nation, an increase from 2015.
It Starts with the Vehicle You Choose to Travel in
Today we are presenting you with some of the top-rated vehicles the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has deemed as the safest cars to drive in 2018. Not only it is important that you choose a vehicle you’ll be happy with but you also need to be sure this vehicle can withstand severe impact to help prevent serious injury in the event an accident arises. Aside from that, there are features you want your vehicle to have that make your driving experience easier and safer. These vehicles are expected to do just that.
Top Vehicles Chosen by IIHS to Drive in 2018
If you like a smaller car, these four vehicles have made IIHS’s top safety pick list for 2018:
- Kia Forte (sedan only)
- Kia Soul
- Subaru Impreza
- Subaru WRX
- Subaru Legacy
- Subaru Outback
- Toyota Camry
Large Luxury Cars
- BMW 5 series
- Genesis G80
- Genesis G90
- Lincoln Continental
- Mercedes Benz E–Class (sedan only)
Something the source pointed out was that many of the models listed on the top safety pick list only qualify when they are paired with optional equipment. Majority of the basic models wouldn’t actually qualify for the list unless certain features were included with the car. For instance, automatic emergency braking was one feature that would need to be added to a vehicle for it to comply with the IIHS’s requirements to make the list.
The IIHS also re-evaluates the vehicles on the list periodically to make any necessary modifications in the event one of the vehicles no longer qualifies or if another is manufactured and would.
There are many things a driver can do to reduce the chances of an accident occurring and decrease the chances of one being fatal, however, they still occur. And if you started out the new year being involved in a car accident in San Diego, CA, Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates is available to assist with your case. The San Diego car accident lawyers working at this firm will work diligently to ensure your injuries as well as property damage is all accounted for when compensation is discussed. To get in contact with an attorney now, simply call 619-233-8021.