Honda Named a Highway Safety Hero
Here at Mid-Missouri Honda Dealers, we have known that Honda makes some of the safest vehicles on the road today, but it’s always great to get confirmation from groups like the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety for Advancing Pedestrian Safety.
They named Honda a Highway Safety Hero—in fact, Honda was the only company honored. The organization also honored 46 individuals, including senators, activists, and state officials.
Honda’s Commitment to Safety
Honda led the US auto industry in applying safety technology as well as driver assistive technologies as standard features, all of which were designed to reduce risk to pedestrians during a collision. Examples such as breakaway windshield wiper pivots, collapsible hood hinges, and more help to reduce pedestrian head injuries, which can account for nearly 60 percent of pedestrian fatalities.
Additionally, Honda has made the rearview camera a standard piece of equipment on their entry-level models, with no other brand having as many models equipped with standard rearview cameras for the 2014 model year.
“For more than a decade, Honda has focused on reducing the threat of injuries to pedestrians as part of our ‘Safety for Everyone’ approach,” said Chuck Thomas, chief safety engineer at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. who accepted the award on Honda’s behalf. “As we continue to research other advanced technologies such as vehicle-to-pedestrian sensing technologies, this work will be an integral part of our dream to eliminate motor vehicle collisions entirely.”
Rearview cameras are just one aspect. With optional systems like Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning available, Honda is doing their best to make the road safer for drivers, cars, and pedestrians.
Test Drive a Brand New Honda Today
If you want to see the modern safety features of the new Honda lineup in action, visit a Mid-Missouri Honda Dealer today and take one for a test drive. We think you’ll be glad you did.
Mid-Missouri Honda Dealers includes Corwin Honda of Jefferson City, Don Wessel Honda, Frank Fletcher Honda, and Roper Honda.