Buick Takes Extra Steps to Protect Pedestrians

We are entering the time of year when more and more children are taking to the sidewalk, exiting buses, and crossing streets on their way to school, so it is a relief to learn about the extra steps to protect pedestrians Buick is taking in 2018.

The Statistics

If an accident occurs between a pedestrian and vehicle, it can often cause major injury or, in some cases, death, due to the extremely vulnerable position of the pedestrian. In fact, 15 percent of fatalities involving a car in the United States are due to pedestrian impacts. The new Active Hood Pedestrian Safety System, available in the 2018 Buick Regal GS, aims to make these types of tragedies a thing of the past.

Active Hood Pedestrian Safety System

The Active Hood Pedestrian Safety System works by deploying the hood away from the rock-hard engine components in the event of an accident, greatly decreasing the level of impact between the pedestrian and the most dangerous part of the vehicle. Essentially, the system functions like an external airbag or cushion. The Active Hood Pedestrian Safety System is able to achieve split-second responsiveness thanks to advanced sensors placed in the front bumper of the Buick Regal GS.

 

Taking steps to protect pedestrians is important, and Midland Buick GMC is proud to provide vehicles to our customers which increase the overall safety of our communities.

Four Things Parents Should Keep in the Car All School Year Long

It’s just about time to breathe a sigh of relief, parents, because the school year is almost back. While a return to the routine of the school can take a load off the mind, it does bring back some old stressors, like successful transportation to and from school, after-school activities, weekend events, and more.

Midland Buick GMC is here to help: here are four things parents should keep in the car all school year long!

Towels

Sooner or later, something will spill. Be ready with a variety of towels both large and small.

Wipes

You’ve sopped up the aforementioned mess with a towel, but what if it was a sticky juice or slushy treat? Have some moist wipes ready to take care of sticky messes on seats, windows, and faces before they get out of hand.

Snacks

Ask one of your kiddos how their day at school went, and there’s a good chance that they’ll simply respond, “I’m hungry.” Be ready for their after-school “starvation” with some on-hand non-perishable snacks.

Band-Aids

Who really knows how boo-boos occur, but they sure do occur often. Of all the things parents should keep in the car, Band-Aids may be the most simple and essential. Go ahead and throw some in your purse too, if you carry one!