Modern automobiles have implemented many features that make driving easier, safer, and more convenient. In order to make the most out of these features though, they must be used safely to ensure that they do not do more harm than good. Cruise control is a popular feature in cars that sets the car at a certain speed and maintains it. This helps alleviate driver fatigue on long trips and improves fuel efficiency. However, there are still some safety notes to keep in mind when utilizing cruise control.
Firstly, it is important to remember that while you don’t need to press on the accelerator while in cruise control mode, you should still keep one foot on the brake at all time. There may be times when you need to stop short or react to something in the road and being able to easily hit the brakes greatly reduces the chances of causing an accident.
Secondly, while cruise control is very useful, it is not needed or even recommended in all situations. Cruise control was primarily meant for maintaining a high speed when on a long highway or straight road. Turning it on while in a residential neighborhood or city area is not only pointless, but it is dangerous as well. Remember to keep focused on the road since all other driving aspects apply, even if acceleration is taken care of.
Even when all safety procedures are used, accidents and injuries from them still happen. If you or someone you know has been injured in an automobile accident, we at the Franco Firm are here to help win your personal injury lawsuit and receive the compensation that you deserve. For more information about the services we offer, please call us at (813) 872-0929.