How car safety systems can save you money

There are many things to consider when searching for a new car and people tend to get bogged down with the colour, design, engine size, gadgets and interior when scouring Australia's showrooms.

However, one thing that often gets overlooked is the safety of a model.

Production vehicles are now being fitted with sophisticated devices that can reduce a person's chances of being injured in a crash.

Although the price of such technology can be off-putting, cars that have City Safety collision avoidance systems can prove cost-effective in the long run.

Volvo fits the ground-breaking City Safety technology as standard on its new vehicles and it essentially uses sensors to assess the risk of a motorist having a prang.

The brakes are then automatically applied if the system thinks the vehicle is about to crash.

Not only does this give drivers peace of mind, but they will also see a sharp drop in their car insurance premiums.

Insurers often give motorists who own a City Safety vehicle a reduction in the region of 20 per cent.

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