Bristol West has a link to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety website because driver safety is a priority to them. Not only will driving safe keep your auto insurance quotes lower, but it keeps you and your family safe on the road.
An article posted on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety website discusses the 2011 Top Safety Pick in their “Hyundai Equus Earns 2011 TOP SAFETY PICK Award” listing. This luxury car earns this award for many reasons. They actually earned this high rating across the board in the Institute’s safety evaluations. The Equus was rated good for front, side, rollover and rear crash protection. On top of this, it has electronic stability control which has become another requirement for earning the Institute’s highest rating.
In the rating for roof strength for rollover protection, the Equus withstood a force equal to 4.87 times the car’s weight. This earns them a high rating as well since the current federal standard is 1.5 times a car’s weight. Bristol West Insurance not only wants drivers to know about safe cars, but they hope lives can be saved through education. As car makers compete for this honor, the hope is that vehicles will become safer and safer over time. Many auto insurance companies take car safety into consideration when they calculate an insurance quote because someone is less likely to be severely injured in a very safe car.