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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word “safety” as “The condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss.” According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), there were at least 1,057 confirmed traffic fatalities in 2015. This is up from 981 traffic deaths in 2014. Current statistics as of July 2016 record 446 fatalities on Ohio roadways. Clearly, it is more dangerous to drive here in Ohio than ever.

At your Miami Valley Honda Dealers near Dayton, Ohio we make your safety on the road a priority. We’re proud to sell new 2016 Honda models that meet or exceed automotive industry safety standards. In fact, Honda was the first automaker to develop pedestrian crash test dummies for simulating how the human body behaves in a collision. And Honda was the first car manufacturer to offer a standard multi-view backup camera in all of its vehicles.

Honda Gets Top Safety Ratings

Hondas have received the National Highway Transportation Administration’s top 5-star overall vehicle score as well as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ designations. Honda takes this even further by researching real-world safety situations and applying this knowledge to create new safety technologies.

From initial design to final assembly, safety plays a critical role in the engineering of every Honda. Automotive safety features can be broken down into two broad categories: Passive and Active. Let’s take a look at the many passive safety features you’ll find in today’s Hondas.

ACE™ Body Structure – Safety isn’t just skin deep. Honda’s exclusive ACE Body Structure is a unique frame designed to absorb the energy of a frontal collision and distribute the collision’s energy throughout the frame’s structure to help reduce the collision’s impact on occupants.

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Dual-Stage Airbags – The more airbags, the better. Every Honda comes equipped with dual-stage, multiple threshold front airbags, as well as available SmartVent® front side and side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors. This smart airbag technology reacts instantly to provide a cushion between you, your passengers, and potential harm. However, airbags should always be used along with your seat and shoulder belts to maximize your safety.

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Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a new 2016 Honda will enjoy a satisfying and confidence-inspiring driving experience designed to help maintain control thanks to MacPherson Strut Front Suspension, Stabilizer Bar, Multi-Link Rear Suspension, and Anti-Lock Brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution.

Active Safety Helps Avoid Accidents

Today’s modern safety technologies are designed to help drivers avoid accidents from occurring. Honda is working overtime to develop active driver safety features that do just that. Honda calls this suite of available active safety technologies Honda Sensing™. It’s comprised of several essential elements that work together to give drivers an extra level of accident prevention perception. Here’s how they work.

Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – A combination of radar and optical sensors determine an unintended departure from your lane of travel and then sound a warning.

Lane-Keeping Assist System (LKAS) – LKAS detects ifo the vehicle deviates from the middle of the lane without signaling. It then adjusts the steering wheel accordingly.

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) – Drowsy driving is becoming an epidemic. This system is a “wake up call” that alerts you if your car is moving too close to the side of the roadway at speeds between 45 and 90 mph without the turn signal being activated. You first feel a series of rapid steering wheel vibrations. If you continue to drift off the road, RDM can automatically adjust the steering and braking to bring you back into your designated lane.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) – Sometimes it’s difficult to maintain the correct interval between your Honda and cars ahead of you, forcing you to either speed up or slow down. Traditional cruise control simply isn’t effective in changing traffic conditions. The advanced Adaptive Cruise Control “adapts” to changing road conditions, automatically keeping your vehicle at a safe distance from the car immediately ahead of you.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS) – A sophisticated millimeter wave radar sensor can identify if a collision between you and the car ahead of you cannot be avoided. It first sounds an audible warning and, if necessary, applies brake pressure to minimize impact.

Forward Collision Warning (FCW) – A tiny camera mounted in the front of the windshield determines if you are getting too close to a vehicle and that a possible collision is imminent. It delivers an alert notifying you of the potential danger. If no action is taken, the system works in concert with the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™) to automatically apply the brakes, if necessary.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) – Improperly inflated tires can be hazardous, not to mention costly. With TPMS, you’ll be notified by an illuminated instrument panel icon if your tires need filling.

Daytime Running Lights (DRL) – By automatically keeping your lights on in the daytime, DRL helps you to be more visible to drivers for enhanced safety.

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Make The Safe Choice. Choose Honda.

As you can see, Honda takes safety very seriously. If safety is important to you, you owe it to yourself to check out the advanced safety features you’ll find on our new 2016 Hondas for sale near Dayton at your conveniently located Miami Valley Honda Dealers. Because when it comes to safety, Honda is a safe bet.

And it’s also a safe bet that you’ll get a great deal on a new Honda with special Honda offers, such as 0.0% APR for 36 months on a new 2016 Honda Accord LX CVT Sedan. Or lease a new 2016 Honda CR-V for just $199 per month with $2,599 due at lease signing.

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Sources:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safety

https://statepatrol.ohio.gov/statistics/

https://automobiles.honda.com/safety/

https://www.safercar.gov/

https://automobiles.honda.com/awards/#safety