Kids N Cars; Is Your Family Safe?

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There’s a problem with cars and vehicles in general that most parents simply overlook. Cars are not, inherently safe, we just like to pretend that they are. Traveling sixty or seventy miles per hour down a highway in what is essentially a metal can, isn’t safe. And, even if you are one of the best drivers out there, it’s unlikely everyone on the road you’re using is. You also need to consider the possibility that there are other factors that can make driving even more dangerous like the poor weather. If you are driving on wet roads, you can aquaplane. There is nothing more frightening than this when you are driving. When you aquaplane, you lose complete control of the vehicle. You can only stare through the glass in horror, waiting for the vehicle to stop. Still, there are things that you can do and steps you can take to protect your family on the road.

It’s Worth Paying More

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You might think if you buy an expensive car, you’re paying for faster speeds and a fantastic style. But, you’re also getting excellent braking speeds and some of the best safety features available. Some of the supercars on the road are able to stop ten times faster in shorter distances than your typical family vehicle. This means that someone driving a Porsche on the road might actually be safer than another family in a Ford Focus. If that thought worries you, here’s another. It’s not just the braking distance, that’s different. You might find that they have more airbags and of course, the latest tech Some of the newest cars on the market today have driver override tech. If you are about to crash the car will prevent it.

Never Argue

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Do you know what one of the most common causes of car crashes is? It’s a distraction and that can be anything, including a conversation that has turned into an arguement with your child. You might look back only for a second, but in that second, a lot can change on the road. In that one second, someone in front of you could have made a mistake that causes you to crash right into them.

Check Regulations

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One of the best ways to stay safe on the road is to keep up to date with laws and regulations. These change frequently so you must make sure you do research. Remember these changes aren’t to make your life more difficult. They are all about keeping your family safe on the roads. One of the the right lawyers for automotive accidents will be able to tell you about these changes and ensure you are staying safe and legal.

Extra Safety Features

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Finally, it is possible to buy extra safety features for your vehicle including a camera for your car. A rear camera can be useful as it ensures that you have no blind spots when driving. When you are driving, you have at least one blind spot. This is, as you probably know, just behind your shoulder. With a camera, you’ll no longer need to look behind you. Instead, you’ll be able to see everything behind on your dashboard.

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Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats.

By Melanie Kampman

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