Shopping for a new car can be stressful, especially if you want one that is both safe and reliable. Thankfully, new cars come equipped with a variety of design features that can make driving safer.

To get the safest car possible, look for the following:

  • Anti-lock brakes—Anti-lock brakes pump brakes automatically to prevent lockup and allow you to keep control of the car in dangerous conditions.
  • Daytime running lights—These lights automatically turn on whenever you drive your car. By increasing the contrast between a vehicle and its background and making the vehicle more visible to oncoming drivers, these lights can prevent daytime accidents.
  • Backup cameras—Many new cars come equipped with rear-mounted cameras that make it easy to reverse and park without bumping obstructions.

Above all, do your research before purchasing a vehicle to ensure it meets your personal safety requirements.