Essential Safety Features that Will Keep Your Family Safer on the Road

Over the past few years, drivers have witnessed vehicle technology advance at an unprecedented pace. Between curtain airbags, reinforced frames, ABS brakes, traction control and collision prevention technology, vehicles are safer and smarter than ever. From school drop-offs to weekend road trips, given the amount of time a family spends in their car, it makes sense to ensure it has all of the invaluable features that can maximise safety, including both built-in and aftermarket solutions. At Safety Dave, your safety is our priority. Our product range includes tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), reversing camera kits and other high quality safety equipment for vehicles, homes and businesses across Australia. Let’s look at 3 ways to keep your family safer on the road, with affordable safety features that can be fitted to almost any vehicle.

Dash Cameras

Dash cameras are a popular addition to many vehicles because they provide the ability to record accidents or incidents on the road. Dash camera systems include one or two high-resolution, wide angle cameras installed at the front and sometimes also at the rear of a vehicle. These cameras provide precise detail of what is happening around a vehicle and in the event of an incident or close-call on the road, parents and young drivers can review the dash cam video to understand how to handle that situation more safely in future.

Reversing Cameras

Most new family cars now come with reversing cameras as standard, but there are still millions of vehicles on the road that are not equipped with these solutions. How does a reversing camera work? Whenever a driver shifts into reverse gear to back into a parking spot or reverse out of a driveway, the rear view camera will activate and display live video on a screen for the driver to see what is behind the vehicle. Not only are they handy in ensuring you don’t back into cars, fences and posts, they significantly improve the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians. If you drive a high-riding SUV or 4WD it is also worth investing in a system with 360-degree cameras as very small children can go undetected by regular cameras and sensors. Some people have been concerned that reverse cameras can create too much reliance on technology when reversing. However, a benefit of an aftermarket reversing camera is that it can be turned off by simply disconnecting the power to either the screen or the camera itself. With that said, the benefits of being able to see what is behind your vehicle far outweigh the potential downsides to over-reliance.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)

Tyres are extremely important to the safety of you and your loved ones while on the road. No matter whether you drive a small hatchback or a large 4WD, a quality TPMS is an essential product for every road user. Tyre pressure monitors are designed to continually monitor the pressure and temperature of your tyres and alert you if there is an issue. Over or under inflated tyres pose a serious safety concern, and can contribute to accidents by reducing vehicle handling, increasing braking distance and increasing the likelihood of blowouts. Not only do they significantly improve the safety of your vehicle, they can increase the lifespan of your tyres and save you money by decreasing fuel consumption.

At Safety Dave, we have made it our mission to ensure that every vehicle, home and business in Australia has access to the best quality safety equipment. Specialising in reversing camera kits, TPMS and fire related safety equipment, get in touch with us today to learn more about our top quality products and experience our unique personalised service. Contact us online or give us a call on 1800 072 338.

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