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There's no doubt that, for many of us, there are few things that more important to our ability to live our lives than our cars. They get us to work, they take our kids to school, they're an essential part of the modern world. Because of that, it's often easy to forget that they also present a certain level of risk. Cars, however useful and fantastic they can be, also run the risk of being extremely dangerous, but often that comes down to you. With that in mind, here are some ways that you can be sure that you stay protected out on the road.

Find the right car

The right car can make a huge difference to how safe you are when you're out on the road. After all, one of the primary factors in the creation of a lot of modern cars is increased safety features. Sure, a classic car might look and feel fantastic but you need to be sure to ask yourself if that's worth the trade-off that you get when it comes to how safe it actually is when you're out on the road. Safety features aren't the most glamorous factor when you're choosing a car, but they are one of the most important.

Get insured

When something goes wrong on the road, the right insurance can mean the difference between moving forward in your life easily and getting stuck in a serious financial ditch. You need to be sure that you have insurance that's going to support and protect you in the event of any kind of accident out on the road. The last thing you want is to end up in a position where you have not only lost your car but have no means of replacing it and are saddled with huge bills to deal with as well.

Always be aware

The best advice for staying safe out on the road is also the simplest: always be aware. Far too many people switch to autopilot when they get behind the wheel and that can be incredibly dangerous. The truth is that, even when you feel totally safe, you need to be sure that you're being as careful as possible. For example, 30 percent of pedestrian accidents take place in parking lots and a lot of those are because drivers don't even consider a parking lot as a place where an accident could happen. You need to be constantly vigilant if you want to make sure that you and others are all as safe as possible out on the road.

The one thing that you should always remember when it comes to your car is that you should never take anything for granted. Driving is likely to be something of an automatic process for you at this point and many people take it as a given that their car will always do what they need. However, these are things that can change in an instant. You need to be sure that you're always paying attention to your car and your surroundings if you want to make sure that you're always as safe as possible.

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