When buying a car what are the things you look for, mileage, and horsepower? More often than not safety is a main concern car buyer’s look into, but how many features in the car are there really?
Earlier this month the National Safety Council and the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Research Program at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center launched a website,MyCarDoesWhat.org that aims to help educate drivers about new vehicle safety technologies and how to use them correctly.
“The fact is that safety technologies save lives, yet many drivers don’t know what they are or how to use them,” Deborah Hersman, president and chief executive officer of the National Safety Council, a nonprofit advocacy group, said in a statement. “Knowledge is power. MyCarDoesWhat.org puts motorists in the driver’s seat to make our roads safer.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), safety technologies – things like seat belts, air bags and electronic stability control – have saved more than 600,000 lives since 1960.