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Driver Assistance Technology: Safety Tips

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Driver assistance technologies are great integrations into our vehicles to help prevent crashes or accidents from occurring. From blind spot warnings & emergency braking to sensors & adaptive cruise control. Not only does it help to keep you and your passengers safe, but also other drivers and pedestrians too. As much as these features can help, they cannot replace an attentive driver. Here are some things to keep in mind while on the road.

Be Familiar with Features

Vehicle manufacturers do not standardize feature terms for driver assistance technology features. You must become familiar with the features and their function to use them safely.

Understand Limitations

Some features may only be available in certain conditions, such as weather or at certain speeds. Be sure to understand the features’ limitations and when they will be available to use.

Avoid Distractions & Stay Focused

Although these assistance features provide an additional layer of protection while on the road, it is important to remember that they do not replace the driver’s function. Always stay focused and alert to avoid distractions while travelling from point A to B.

Don’t Forget, Stay in Check!

Driver assistance technology is constantly evolving and although it is helpful, we must remember that you still need to be attentive while driving. Remember to check your side-view and rear-view mirrors often, check or even double-check your blind spots when changing lanes or reversing and adhere to posted speed limits.

Stay Protected with TIM!

Wherever the road may take you, TIM will ensure you and your family are protected throughout your journey. TIM offers comprehensive automotive insurance for all vehicles including regular-use autos as well as ATVs, snowmobiles, motor homes and collector cars. Contact us today to get the coverage you need!

For more information on this topic, visit The Government of Canada article.

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