As we march into spring, the release of the seasonal rains will bring sweet, cool relief. But while the rain is lovely and relaxing from beneath the comfort of a throw blanket on your couch, behind the steering wheel is another story entirely.

 

After all, increased rainfall means an increased risk of being involved in an accident.

 

Thankfully, Subaru has integrated innovative technology to help curb car crashes and keep your position in the driver’s seat a safe one — even while in the midst of a heavy spring shower.

 

Here’s what you need to know:

 

When Spring Gains Traction But You Don’t

 

Floridians are certainly no strangers to the rain. From the cold fronts that pour all night to the summertime hurricanes that bring relentless rainfall, our roads are frequently covered in water.

 

And that, oftentimes, is the problem.

 

“On average, nearly 5,000 people are killed and over 418,000 people are injured in weather-related crashes each year,” according to statistics reports by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). “The vast majority of most weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement and during rainfall: 70% on wet pavement and 46% during rainfall.”

 

And while spring showers often bring lovely flowers, the seasonal precipitation also brings something more hazardous than just slick roads: Obstructed vision.

 

Not only will heavy rainfall in and of itself prove concerning when driving at high speeds on large roads, but the consequential daytime glare can also make it harder to properly see the road ahead. Additionally, downpours at night may further blot out one’s ability to see even the painted lines of their lane.

 

Seeing the Benefits of Eyesight Technology

 

You can probably picture this pretty easily: You and the car in front of you are both waiting to turn right at a red light. You see the car ahead of you begin to crawl forward, appearing as though they’re going to complete the turn and drive away. As a result, you look left to check that you’re clear and begin to accelerate. Unfortunately, the first car makes an unexpected stop and does not make the turn when you expected it to.

 

“In this situation, EyeSight’s pre-collision throttle management system will reduce power while the forward-collision warning system alerts you to the stopped vehicle in your path,” JD Power explains. “If you don’t take action quickly enough, the automatic emergency braking system will engage to try to prevent a collision with the vehicle ahead.”

 

As a matter of fact, studies have found that Subaru’s Eyesight technology is capable of reducing rear-end vehicle collisions up to 85%. But that’s not where it ends.

 

Not only does Eyesight help mitigate vehicle-to-vehicle crashes, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has reported that this Subaru-unique technology has also “cut the rate of likely pedestrian-related insurance claims by 35 percent.”

 

So Local and So Reliable with Subaru

 

When the rainfall clouds your vision and makes behind-the-wheel navigation a new obstacle unto itself, or the rainy roads make it harder to anticipate the drivers around you, Subaru’s Eyesight technology will be there to make sure you arrive at your destination safely.

 

Acting as a second pair of eyes on the road and an extra foot on the brake, our Subaru Eyesight was specifically engineered with both your safety and peace of mind as a top priority. As a matter of fact, this technology… 

  • Provides a warning if you begin to sway outside of your lane

  • Monitors traffic movement around your vehicle

  • Optimizes cruise control functions

  • And more

 

So, are you ready to learn more about the dual Eyesight cameras that are revolutionizing roadside safety? Then it’s time to contact Subaru of Jacksonville!

 

Here at SOJAX, we remain rooted in our community. We strive to be your #1 dealer by providing you with industry-leading vehicles that are equipped with unparalleled safety solutions! To learn more, reach out to us today by calling 904-641-6455 or visit www.sojax.com.

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