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Seven Hyundai Vehicles Recognized For Safety in 2018 IIHS Awards

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Sante Fe Sport

In one of the automotive industry’s most recognized and rigorous vehicle tests, the Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport have been awarded 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ recognition. In addition, Hyundai’s Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra, Elantra GT, Sonata and Tucson models were Top Safety Pick award winners.

“Hyundai was one of the leading brands for Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick awards in 2018,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The safety of our customers and their loved ones is paramount in our thinking when we design new vehicles.”

To qualify for the Top Safety Pick award, vehicles must have good ratings in five IIHS crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints, an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating. For the Top Safety Pick+ designation, vehicles must also gain an acceptable or good rating in passenger-side small overlap front tests and improved headlight rating. Features which helped these vehicles garner these recognitions included (but were not limited to) optional front-crash prevention, specific headlights and excellent performances in IIHS track tests at various speeds.

“We raised the safety bar for 2018,” said Adrian Lund, IIHS president. “Now vehicles have to achieve an even higher level of safety. Our Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards help consumers zero in on the vehicles with the best overall performance for crash prevention and protection.”

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Driving Safety Tips: 5 Activities to Avoid While Driving!

You did your research and are feeling really confident about driving a vehicle with a great safety rating.  Your vehicle is equipped with an airbag system, electronic stability control, seat belts, head restraints, traction control, tire pressure monitoring and antilock brake systems.  While these are all excellent safety features and certainly safer than vehicles 20 or 30 years ago, humans still are the driving force behind these large pieces of metal.

West Broad Hyundai takes pride in selling vehicles with safety features and we care about the safety of our customers.  Therefore, we put together a list of activities for you to avoid while driving. They are not in any particular order of importance as they share equally in dangerous driving habits and we hope you consider not partaking in any of these activities while driving.
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