One of the top priorities for auto purchasers today is safety. This is understandable, as there were over 100,000 car accidents in Wisconsin in 2010. These accidents caused over 40,000 injuries. With so many accidents happening every day, it is understandable that auto shoppers want all the safety features available.

There are a number of things to look for when purchasing a car. Many people mainly check the mileage, fuel economy, color, and styling. The one thing that should never be overlooked when purchasing a vehicle is the safety features.

Accidents are common, and the odds suggest you will eventually be involved in one. That’s where the safety features come into play. Some features you should look for are:

  • ABS. Anti-lock brake system (ABS) is one of the top safety features people look for in a vehicle. They are great for preventing accidents. The ABS helps prevent the car from going into an uncontrollable skid.
  • Seat Belts. If you are involved in a Wisconsin traffic accident, the seat belt system is designed to hold you inside the vehicle. A safe seat belt should have adjustable upper belts, a seat belt pretensioner, and an energy management feature. These features will allow the seat belt to work in the safest possible manner.
  • Airbags. When air bags were first introduced they were only put on the driver’s side. Soon after, the public demand for increased safety spurred carmakers to install them to protect the front seat passenger too. Now vehicles are being made with them in the side as well. This gives every passenger the benefit and safety of an air bag.

It is important to stay as safe as possible on the road. Many accidents are out of your control and can cause serious injury, even death. If you have been involved in a Wisconsin car crash, contact a Green Bay car accident attorney at Hupy and Abraham immediately. Our personal injury lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today at 800-800-5678 for a free consultation about your case and to receive a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.