Car safety will always be one of the key features that people should focus on whenever they try to get a new car or whenever they drive the one they have. However, many people are blinded to this due to many distractions that the new models have such as sleek designs, computers, GPS and fancy stereos on the dash, top notch upholstery and much more. But you should not be like those types of people because when you drive a car, you must be sure that your passengers and you arrive safely at your destination.
One of the very basic things to make sure to always check and do to ensure car safety is to wear seatbelts. This seems to be too elementary to be remembered but there are some people who do not use their when they are in vehicles. Some of these people say that they don't have to wear seatbelts if they are just driving really slowly. And some just don't wear their seatbelts if they are driving what they consider a "safe" place. Take note that there is quote on the word safe because as one of the most popular saying goes, you can never be too safe on any occasion, situation, or location. But do not get fooled by these sentiments. The fact of the matter is this: an estimated 63% of people who are killed in an auto accident are not wearing any seatbelts. That is really an alarming number, so you should never forget to wear your seatbelt any time you are in a vehicle.
Also, make sure you have your seatbelt on the right way. Women, especially, have a tendency to tuck the shoulder strap aside and just use the lap belt. This is wrong. Everyone should use the shoulder straps and lap belts in the front seats. Note that if you receive a citation for anything while driving, it will count against you if you fail to have your seat belt on properly.
Next on the list of basic car safety that you should always remember is that any unrestrained object in your vehicle may harm you dearly when an accident happens. Yes that is true; several items that are found just lying in the vehicle can be and will be turned into projectiles if ever there would be any collisions that may happen with your vehicle. So batten down the hatches: i.e. have a place for everything. Keep your inside environment safe in case a collision occurs. Don't have sharp objects lying around, etc.
Safety is the best policy. Remember to be a responsible person, not only to yourself but also to the people around you and to people who care for you.