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The Ford Focus Receives a Five Star Safety Rating from NHTSA
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded its Top Safety Rating to the 2012 Ford Focus
"The new Focus is another example of Ford's commitment to safety and NHTSA's NCAP program has recognized this fact," says the global director of the Automotive Safety Office, Steve Kenner. "The Focus is built with technologies from bumper to bumper to help reduce occupant injury risk when a crash is unavoidable."
The NCAP combines test results from a vehicle’s performance in frontal and side-impact crash tests along with rollover resistance. This criteria is invaluable in determining the viability of a particular vehicle is these dangerous, life-threatening circumstances. The Focus being awarded the Overall Vehicle Five Star Score is indeed a great honor, and an acknowledgement of the design integrity of the car itself.
Some of the noteworthy safety innovations of the Focus include:
• Segment exclusive safety canopy curtain airbags
• AdvanceTrac with electronic stability control
• Ford SYNC which allows the driver to keep his or her attention on the road by providing voice commands or steering-wheel mounted controls to access digital media players and Bluetooth enabled phones
• Active park assist and electric power assisted steering
The NHTSA is an agency of the executive branch of the U.S. government and part of the Department of Transportation. Their mission is to “Save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes.” Their complete and rigorous crash tests are designed to set safety standards for the entire automobile industry.
The sales staff at Lake Shore Ford couldn’t be more pleased with this announcement, and at their Indiana Ford dealership they are eager to give their customers a complete rundown of all the advanced safety features of the new Ford Focus.
Lake Shore Ford is located at 244 Melton Road (U.S. 20 at I-94, exit 22A) in Burns Harbor, Indiana.