It is always better to be safe than sorry. Safety means being able to secure one’s self and others from probable risks of harm and injury. In driving, we need to observe safety precautions to protect our vehicles, ourselves and other people from getting hurt while on the road. Today, car manufacturers are required to improve their latest car designs to the advantage of keeping its driver and passenger, safe and secured at all times. In most countries, comprehensive requirements and advanced specifications have been implied for safety related vehicle devices, systems, designs and structure to allow protection to car users in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as car collisions and vehicular accidents.

Car Safety Devices: Making Travel Safe for Everyone

Having passenger restraints such as seatbelts, are mandatory to all states and countries all over the world. Certain laws have been implemented regarding the proper use of seatbelts while boarding any motor vehicle and violation has its corresponding penalty. In New Zealand, all modern cars are required to be fitted with seatbelts on the front and back seats. If you are seated on a seat with seatbelt, you must use it whether you like it or not.

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Child safety is also a must when travelling. Children are less aware of what’s going on behind the driver’s seat and it is our responsibility to protect them at all cost. In most countries, baby car seats are required if travelling with infants and toddlers and should be placed at the back of the driver to ensure safety and protection during head on collisions. Some states prohibit kids below 7 years old to sit in front of the vehicle because it could be very dangerous and distracting for the driver. Parents should be fully aware of their responsibility for their kid’s safety while bringing them onboard a moving vehicle.

Other safety devices such as airbags, headlights and reflectors are also necessary to avoid car crashes during travel. Modern vehicle designs are built to withstand heavy collisions such as fire retardant interior materials, standards for fuel system integrity and the use of safety glasses that ensure survival for both drivers and passengers and reduce the risks of fatalities during accidents.