If there’s a teen or new driver in your home, then it’s natural you would be looking to purchase a reliable vehicle that will get them where they need to go safely, but before you hand over your hard-earned cash, it’s important to understand all about the newest advancements in auto safety. Safety Dave is Australia’s trusted supplier of high quality safety equipment including reversing cameras, first aid kits, TPMS and more. These days, there is no excuse for having a lack of safety features – there are incredible safety innovations readily available in cars of every price point, there are also plenty of after-market features that can be fitted to most cars. Let’s have a look at the top safety features available today that every new driver should have.
In the first few months or even years of driving, it can be a stressful experience trying to comprehend road rules, traffic and directions. In most Australian states, there are strict rules regarding the use of mobile phones for directions. The answer is a satellite navigation system. Whether a built-in feature or an after-market accessory, this will help any new driver navigate any road with confidence.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
One of the most advanced safety systems and available in the majority of new cars today, ACC makes use of powerful radar sensors that keep a car at an acceptable distance from vehicles in front at all times. The driver establishes the cruise control maximum speed, then the radar system keeps pace with the cars ahead.
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
An innovative safety feature which is specifically designed to avoid an accident before it happens. While AEB should not be considered a replacement for driver diligence, it can help minimise, or even prevent, a road accident by detecting a possible collision, and start braking the vehicle if the driver hasn’t reacted.
Blind Spot Detection
A handy safety advancement that removes the annoying blind spot, blind spot detection uses video cameras and\or lasers to keep an eye out in areas on the car that most drivers are notable to. It also gives a warning that vehicles are approaching from behind by shining a light in the door mirrors.
Lane Departure Warning/Lane Keep
While these are two different systems, they both work to keep a vehicle in its lane. Lane Departure alerts the driver in the instance they cross the white lines or unintentionally leave their lane. Lane Keep on the other hand, steers the vehicle back into the lane if the driver begins drifting out. While drivers should not use this as a replacement for good driving behaviour, it is a great feature that can help to keep less experienced drivers much safer on the road.
Reversing cameras are designed to give drivers a clear view of who or what is behind the vehicle when reversing. Not only does this help reduce the risk of accidents while parking, it is vital in protecting pedestrians, children and animals from being accidentally by a reversing car. Many built-in and after-market rear view cameras often have a limited line of vision, so it’s important to upgrade to a reversing camera system that uses wide-angle lenses to give up to 180-degree backward views.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Many new drivers simply forget to check their tyre pressure or are unsure how to do it. A TPMS uses sensors to continually monitor the air pressure in all four tyres, and alerts the driver should there be a critical drop in air pressure. Driving on tyres at the right pressure will help you avoid the numerous risks associated with improperly inflated tyres, keeping you and other road users safer.
If you are looking for the best quality reversing camera to make your car as safe possible, get in touch with the team at Safety Dave today. An Australian, family owned business, we are passionate about safety and we are dedicated to supplying all Australians with the best safety equipment at the most competitive prices. Call us today on 1800 072 338 or enquire online now.