When it comes to buying your teenager a car, safety is the most important factor. Not only are teen drivers often less experienced than older drivers, but they also are more prone to more distractions, which can put their safety in risk. Fortunately, advanced technology has made way for a number of helpful safety benefits. Here are some of them.
Automatic Brake Alert
Many accidents could be avoided if the vehicles involved could stop quickly enough. Unfortunately, weather issues, visibility concerns, and distractions sometimes prevent drivers from quickly stopping their vehicles.
The automatic emergency braking feature uses smart sensors to recognize an obstruction in the road, such as a pedestrian or another vehicle and sends a warning message to the driver that they need to brake. For a new teen driver who might not be able to spot a potential collision as well as a more experienced driver, this feature is great.
Lane manager is another excellent safety feature that can keep your teen driver safer on the road. Staying in your lane at all times is important, but a quick distraction can cause a driver to swerve out of their lane. However, even a small shift out of the lane can cause a collision.
Lane manager technology also uses sensors to help track the position of the vehicle. Once the sensors detect that the vehicle is either moving too far to the left or too far to the right, it will send a warning alert to the driver, and in some instances, it can even self-correct the vehicle by steering it gently back into the correct position.
The average teen spends a great deal of time talking and texting with their friends, but it's important they take a break from these activities when they're on the road. However, as a concerned parent, you still want to be able to communicate with your child when they're behind the wheel if necessary.
It's standard practice for most of the vehicle options to include the use of phone connect technology. This feature connects via Bluetooth to make using the phone a handsfree action by allowing the driver to do everything from play music from their phone to respond to a text via voice commands.
If you want to safeguard your teenage driver with these safety features, consider the new cars for sale at a local dealership. Contact a dealer to learn about all the new models that come equipped with these features.