While some people care more about looks and speed, for many people, their top priority by far when buying a new car is safety. You want peace of mind that you are not actively endangering yourself or your loved ones when you are on the roads.
With both distracted driving and drunk driving continuing to be a serious problem, and with more cars on the roads as the summer driving season gets ready to kick off, it’s essential to think about safety when making a new purchase. But with so many options available and so many different places to check out safety ratings, how do you choose?
4 important factors to consider
While it’s easy to cast wide statements about certain models of cars, such as saying “SUVs are safer,” the reality is you will need to dig a little deeper. Here are the four important things you need to consider when evaluating a car’s safety:
You can’t control everything
While you can keep the above factors in mind, it’s also important to remember that not every vehicle is 100 percent safe. With more drivers on the road in Pennsylvania this summer, it’s also likely there will be more drunk and distracted drivers as well. Additionally, a new vehicle could have been manufactured poorly.
Should you or a loved one be hurt in an accident, it’s important to explore all your options for acquiring the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages and any pain and suffering.