Car safety

by Jacob Underwood

Car safety

Car safety is important when on the road. you need to follow all the rules in order for you to stay safe when driving. Car safety is one of the most important things to obey because car accidents are life and death situations. when you are on the interstate its always important to check all you mirrors and your speed limit.
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Airbags

Airbags can save you in a car accident. Airbags deploy when the car hits something and the car is heavily damaged. It is important to make sure your airbags are always in good working condition. There are airbags located in the steering wheel, the dash board. and behind the door frames in the back seat. The airbags are softer in the back seat and are specially designed for child safety. (picture via)
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Car mirrors

Mirrors are important for visual prowess. You need to see what's behind you at all times. When you need to change lanes on a street you need to check all three of your mirrors. when you are backing out of a parking space you need to make sure no ones behind you. there are however blind spots in the mirror that you cant see anything in. mirrors are adjustable to the drivers height and prowess. (picture via)
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Car brakes

Brakes are used to stop and slow down. You can stop at any given time, like traffic lights and stop signs. It's better for the car if you have your foot on the brake when you start it. you also apply pressure to the brake pedal to park and slow down. There are two types of brakes on a car, the normal brake and the emergency brake. The emergency brake is used to stop instantly, while the normal brake only slows down the car. (picture via)

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Speedometer

The speedometer is how you monitor how fast you are going. When you are on the highway for example: the signs what say speed limit 50, is how fast you should be going. Police officers use a speedometer sensor that reads other cars speed. (picture via)
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Headlights

Headlights are used to see what's in front of you at night. You need headlights to see signs, people and other cars at night. There are the two headlights in the front and two different lights in the back. The lights in the back of the car have red light bulbs that's turn on when the car is slowing down and turn signals that signal when you are about to turn. (picture via)
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Seatbelts

Seatbelts are what keeps all passengers in their seats at all times when the car is moving. that's why you have to put your seatbelt on when you first get into the car. Seat belts are designed to keep passengers in their seats even during accidents. In cars there usually is up to five seats with seatbelts. (picture via)

Conclusion

Car safety is extremely important when you are driving on the road. Its also important to follow the rules that are listed in the drivers handbook. If you have mastered driving it can still be important to read over the rules every once and a while.