Auto Safety Equipment Only Americans Have To Pay For

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Auto safety is tricky, especially in the US. Of course, safer is better, but, mandatory compliance does add to a new car sticker price. We’re not saying we advocate cheaper, more dangerous cars. But, it seems, other countries let new car buyers decide on the risk. Here are some auto safety features that only Americans have to pay extra for, most of them “standard” features. The rest of the world just takes its chances…
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Airbags
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Backup Camera
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Pedestrian Detection
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Blind Spot Warning
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Automatic High Beams
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Automatic Emergency Braking
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Parking Assist Systems
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Brake Assist
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Anti-Lock Brakes
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Adaptive Cruise Control
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Tire Pressure Monitors
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Rear Cross Traffic Alert
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Forward Collision Warning
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Traction Control
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Lane Keeping Assist
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Lane Departure Warning
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US Standard Auto Safety Features

Active Head Restraints
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And, Finally…

Seat belts. Well, a certain kind of seat belt anyway. It would be crazy to think of cars without them. Buckle up!
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