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How well will your vehicle protect you in a crash?

When it comes to buying a vehicle, many people in Montana and across the country consider safety features important. After all, the chance of being involved in a car accident always exists when you are on the road, so it is important to have a vehicle that could protect you as well as possible in the event of a crash. Luckily, newer vehicle models are often coming with more and more safety features with the intention of reducing the number of accidents and lessening the severity of injuries.

Parents should watch out for extremely strong magnets

Magnets that are made from rare materials can cause significant injury to children if they are swallowed. These magnets are up to 30 times stronger than the type that Montana residents and others use in their homes or in schools. Mostly sold to children as a toy, the products were banned in 2014, but the ban was rescinded by a group of federal judges in 2016. In 2019, it was estimated that 1,666 of these magnets were ingested by children, which was an increase from 281 reported incidents in 2016.

Subaru being sued for allegedly defective airbags

People in Montana who own Subaru Outbacks might want to learn about a lawsuit against the manufacturer. The class-action lawsuit was filed by a woman in Virginia who claims that the vehicle's curtain side airbags are defective and responsible for seriously injuring her.

Bozeman, Montana, sees unusually high numbers of crashes

Bozeman, Montana, has seen an alarming number of car crashes over the winter months of 2019-2020. In February 2020 alone, the crash investigator employed by Bozeman police has responded to more than 80 accidents. The winter as a whole has seen over 600 accidents. The winter of 2018-2019 was even worse with some 900 accidents arising.

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