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Which vehicles are best equipped to avoid car accidents?

Manufacturing automobiles with the capacity to avoid collisions is one of the most important goals manufacturers share. As collision avoidance technology evolves, cars become safer overall, which is great news for anyone old enough to sit behind the wheel. Unfortunately, no vehicle has yet been created that can avoid car accidents no matter what, but there are some vehicles that have been deemed safer than others have.

Each year, the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) compiles a list of automobiles with high safety ratings. Now that collision avoidance systems have become more commonplace, many of the vehicles that make this annual list have such systems installed. Below are three of these automobiles along with details about their safety features.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is one of the top-ranked small cars on IIHS's list as long as the optional front crash prevention is installed. Other safety features of the Elantra include pedestrian detection and an auto-braking system.

The Audi A4 received a top score from IIHS for its car accident avoidance and prevention system. It also received top marks for its user-friendly child safety anchors.

The 2017 Ford Fusion scored high marks for its optional frontal crash prevention system. The vehicle also received the highest score in all of the safety tests conducted by the IIHS. For those in need of a mid-sized sedan to navigate Oklahoma's city streets and rural roads safely, the latest Ford Fusion is an ideal choice.

A word of caution: Never assume that advanced safety features will automatically keep you and your family safe. You must still practice safe driving at all times and be on the lookout for motorists driving recklessly or negligently. If one of these motorists does collide with your vehicle, a personal injury lawyer can help you pursue compensation.

Source: Autos Cheat Sheet, "8 Safest SUVs and Cars for 2017," Eric Schaal, accessed May 09, 2017

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