Honda: Helping Denver Drivers Stay Safer On The Road

If you were traveling on I-70 on August 17, 2019, there’s a good chance you had a view of Denver that looked like this:

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For nearly 8 hours, westbound I-70 was closed due to a two-car crash that, unfortunately, resulted in a fatality. A miles-long traffic jam forced drivers onto U.S. HWY 6, though many cars were stuck in place, unable to take the detour until the highway was reopened at 12:45 a.m. the next morning.

Denver car accidents like this seem to be headlining the local news cycle these days—August’s I-70 incident comes months after the fatal, 28-car pileup on Colorado Mills Parkway, and just weeks after a multi-vehicle accident in Vail. However, data suggests that there are fewer Denver car crashes today – especially those of which prove to be fatal – than there were 20 years ago, and if not for semi-trucks, the incidence of fatal vehicle collisions would drop dramatically.

Safety is a two-way street where one bad driver can create unneeded chaos for hundreds. But Automakers like Honda are helping to bridge the gap with the advancement of in-vehicle technology and automotive safety features. Here are some of the safest Honda models and the tech that keeps drivers protected

The Top 3 Safest Honda Models

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Honda Accord

The new Honda Accord is rated one of the best sedans in the country—and it also boasts a perfect 5-star NHTSA safety rating, as well as an IIHS Top Safety Pick designation.

An available Head-Up Display (standard on the Accord Touring) is worth every penny. It projects nearly every piece of vital information -- including speed, turn-by-turn directions, and incoming phone calls -- on the Accord’s windshield, right within the driver’s line of sight. The Accord is one of the first vehicles in its class to offer a HUD.

The Accord also features a multi-angle rearview camera, allowing drivers to get a wider glimpse directly behind the car when reversing. Paired with cross-traffic monitor, this system will even alert drivers to oncoming vehicles on both sides – perfect for busy grocery-store parking lots.

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Honda CR-V

With a 5-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA and a place on IIHS’s Top Safety Pick list, the new Honda CR-V remains the face of SUV safety.

As one of the safest crossovers in America, the CR-V features the Honda Sensing® suite. LED headlamps come with handy auto-on/off settings, so owners can keep their lights in “On” mode from now until eternity. Rain-sensing windshield wipers also add a touch of bad-weather convenience. And Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow enables drivers to give their shins a break during stop-and-go traffic on I-70.

Plus, with all-wheel drive, the CR-V tackles Colorado winters with ease. It’s certainly a winner for Denver drivers, and we’re not ashamed to gloat about having one of the area’s largest selections of CR-V SUVs.

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Honda Ridgeline

The Honda Ridgeline is the only 2019 truck model to receive an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick accolade and 5-star NHTSA grade.

In addition to some game-changing, segment-best features – the in-bed trunk/cooler and dual-hinge tailgate are truly remarkable – the new Ridgeline also comes equipped with a long list of Honda Sensing® safety features. Blind Spot Information System gives drivers an extra hand when changing lanes, alerting them when another vehicle or object is riding their Ridgeline’s blind spot or rear bumper. Using a small camera, Honda LaneWatch™ monitors the passenger-side lane and projects a live video feed on the Ridgeline’s Display Audio screen when right turn signals are engaged.

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For more details about any of these safe Honda vehicles, or to schedule your test drive in Centennial, CO, contact our sales team at Kuni Honda on Arapahoe. Call us at (720) 636-7000 to discuss pricing, request a trade-in estimate, or simply learn more about how Honda keeps you and your family safer on the road.

Kuni Honda is located at 10750 E Arapahoe Rd in Centennial, CO, just a short drive from Denver, Aurora, and Littleton. Visit us today and save big on a new car, SUV, truck, or minivan!

 

 

Sources & Photos:

denver.cbslocal.com/2019/07/27/i70-crash-vail-pass/

npr.org/2019/04/26/717424685/colorado-highway-crash-fiery-28-vehicle-pileup-closes-i-70-near-denver

postindependent.com/news/breaking-news-fatal-accident-on-i-70-westbound-near-canyon-creek/

codot.gov/library/traffic/safety-crash-data/crash-data/county-crashes-by-severity-2000-2015/view

iihs.org/ratings/top-safety-picks

nhtsa.gov/ratings

automobiles.honda.com/

 

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