Safety is one of the primary concerns of car drivers, and for good reason. More than 32,000 motorists died in car accidents in the latest year for which statistics are available.
There are a few things you can do to avoid becoming a statistic, and the first is picking a safe car. These days, that means a car that’s been designed to score well when put to the ultimate test, but also to help drivers avoid accidents in the first place.
One thing is for certain: All cars aren’t created equal. A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found a wide discrepancy in the death rates among the various makes and models on sale today. While the worst cars averaged a death rate of more than 100 fatalities per million cars on the road, there were nine exemplary makes and models in which no drivers died over a three-year span.
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The Audi A4 comes with a feature list a mile long. Standard safety features include electronic stability and traction control systems, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, front side-impact airbags, overhead curtain airbags for front and rear passengers, and a tire pressure monitor. Audi Side Assist blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, parking assist with rear-view camera and rear outboard side-impact airbags are also offered.