2021 IIHS Top Safety Picks Can Help You Find the Right CarMississippi Legal News
If you are looking for a mid-sized luxury car in 2021 that rates high when it comes to safety, then look no further than the 2021 Genesis G80. This is according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. The IIHS examines several factors and features that new cars have every year and determines what model and manufacturer qualifies for this high-level award. To obtain it, a car must have good to above-average ratings in the following categories:
- Driver-side small overlap front
- Passenger-side small overlap front
- Moderate overlap front
- Side strength
- Roof strength
- Head restraints
In addition to the above evaluations, the IIHS also requires that a car has an advanced and highly rated front crash prevention system which the G80 has. The G80 comes in at a starting price point that is just under $48,000 which is a bargain when compared to other luxury vehicles that have average starting costs of over $65,000.
The Importance of a Safe Car
You do not necessarily have to purchase a luxury car to get a safe car, the IIHS examines all sized cars in every category and rates them for safety. For example, the Honda Insight is a small car with a TOP SAFETY PICK+, and the Toyota Sienna also was given the same award for minivans. When it comes to safety, checking out the IIHS breakdown of safe cars will make your decision much easier.
Driver error is the most common cause of car accidents in Mississippi and in the United States. The updated and highly intelligent technology that exists in some of the safest cars can potentially mitigate a crash from happening. At least, that is what it is designed to do. It isn’t just crash avoidance that can keep you safer on the road but should a collision happen, strong impact protection can keep you and your passengers safer from serious harm or death.
There are more than six million car accidents that take place on average every year in the United States, which result in tremendous destruction of personal property as well as death, and missed days at work. Traffic accidents are also the leading cause of personal injuries. In the state of Mississippi in 2016, there were 690 deaths from car crashes and in 2015, 40,200 people were injured in these events. Traffic collisions are particularly deadly for children and young people aged 1 to 20 who die most often in Mississippi car accidents.
Safe driving practices like keeping distractions at bay, not driving while drowsy, and not drinking and driving can reduce the potential of a crash. Combined with a car that has advanced safety features and sound impact protections, overall safety is enhanced.
Speak with a Mississippi Car Accident Attorney Today
When a negligent party causes a Jackson car accident and you are injured because of it, call Germany Law Firm, PLLC. Bob Germany, a Jackson car crash attorney can help you with your Mississippi personal injury claim. To schedule your free consultation with Germany Law Firm, PLLC you can call the Jackson office at (601) 487-0555.