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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Safety Features & Tips from Honda

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Have you ever made or answered a call or texted with your cell phone while driving? If you have, you’ve done something very dangerous that puts both yourself and other drivers at risk of a severe or fatal accident. Recently, deaths from drivers not focusing their full attention on driving have dramatically increased. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 3,179 people were killed in 2014 by crashes that could be directly attributed to driving when distracted. Sadly, many of these accidents were entirely preventable.

Talking on your cell phone or texting while driving, even if you are stopped at a traffic signal, are not the only causes of distracted driving. Changing a radio station, looking at a navigational map, turning your head to talk to someone, drinking or eating, or even grooming yourself are some of the many other ways you can lose focus when driving. And even just a few seconds not concentrating on your driving may result in a serious, or fatal, accident.

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Stay Safe with Honda

Both at Honda and here at South Motors Honda, we take your safety with utmost seriousness. That’s why we wholeheartedly support Distracted Driving Awareness Month during the month of April. The government’s “Take Back Your Drive” campaign helps raise public understanding of the many dangers of driving distracted.

Honda makes, and we proudly sell, some of the safest cars on the road today. Many Honda models earned both the 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick + and NHTSA 5-Star crash safety ratings for superior safety.

Honda: Where Safety & Technology Meet

Today’s new 2016 Hondas for sale near Miami at South Motors Honda come with an array of both “passive” and “active” safety features. Passive safety features refer to multiple, dual-stage and SmartVent® airbags, along with Honda’s exclusive ACE™ Body Structure that’s designed to absorb better the energy of a front or rear collision.

Honda’s available state-of-the-art active driver-assist technologies are called “Honda Sensing™. The following advanced features work together to help prevent an accident before it happens by employing optical sensors and radar to alert you to potentially hazardous situations:

  • Lane-Keeping Assist warns you if you are drifting out of your intended lane.
  • Road Departure Mitigation senses if your vehicle is drifting off the roadway.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control uses radar to set a specific distance between your car and the cars ahead, automatically adjusting the distance without manual input.
  • Forward-Collision Warning employs radar sensors to warn you that a collision with the car ahead of you is imminent.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking works with Forward Collision Warning to automatically apply the brakes the system senses that a collision is unavoidable.
  • A Multi-View Backup Camera With Dynamic Guidelines (standard on all Hondas) gives you a 360-degree perspective of your surroundings.

Honda technology also may help to reduce the potential for distracted driving. Such features as voice-activated, hands-free calling and text messaging, turn-by-turn navigation, steering wheel mounted controls, smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, and Honda’s exclusive HondaLink® connectivity app suite should always be used with the utmost caution when driving.

The best advice is to stop the car when safe to do so while sending or receiving calls or texts, input your destination into the navigation system before you drive, set your audio playlists ahead of time, and avoid using or updating your social media while driving. Working together we can all reduce or eliminate distracted driving, thus making our Florida highways safer for everyone.

High Prices Won’t Distract You At South Motors Honda

It’s easy to let high prices distract you when you’re looking for new cars for sale in Miami, Florida. Fortunately, all you have to do is Be Smart and Drive South to South Motors Honda where you’ll get a fantastic deal on our many new 2016 Hondas for sale in South Florida at South Motors Honda.

Now is the time to be quick like a bunny and hop on over for sensational springtime Honda lease offers and special dealer incentives while they last. Save even more with our wide selection of excellent Honda Certified Pre-owned vehicles for sale in Dade County. Or if you’re in the market for top-quality used cars under $15,000 near Miami, we have plenty to choose from.

Visit our Miami Honda dealership today, conveniently located in Cutler Bay, just south of Pinecrest, FL at 16165 S. Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33157. To schedule a test drive, call us at 855-871-9400. To reach our Service Department, please call 855-871-9547.

Sources:

http://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/distracted-driving-awareness-month.aspx

http://www.distraction.gov/index.html

https://hondalink.honda.com/

http://automobiles.honda.com/sensing/

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