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Understanding Car Safety Ratings


Although newer vehicles are generally more expensive to insure than older ones, consumers can often get discounts if their new vehicles have the latest safety features. Advances in crash and accident avoidance technology mean that consumers who buy a new vehicle equipped with the latest safety features are often less likely to be seriously injured in a car crash.

Safety ratings are a function of two major factors: prevention—how well the vehicle is designed to prevent an accident—and, crashworthiness—how well the vehicle performs in a crash.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ranks its Top Safety Picks based on good, acceptable, marginal or poor performance in high-speed front and side crash tests, a rollover test, and evaluations of seat / head restraints for protection against neck injuries during rear impacts. Crash tests are conducted on a half-dozen types of vehicles, including large cars, mid-sized cars, small cars, minivans, mid-size SUVs, and small SUVs. You can also visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website for a full report on recalls and defects.

Currently, some of the top-rated safety features are:

  • Adaptive front airbags
  • Side airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Knee airbags
  • Electronic stability control
  • Anti-lock braking systems
  • Brake assist
  • Tire pressure monitors
  • Back-up sensors
  • Park assist
  • Blind-spot warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward-collision warning
  • Smart headlights
  • Crash-alert systems (such as OnStar)
  • Built-in car seats

Technology is ever-improving, and, as time goes by, manufacturers and the government are standardizing these features. Doing your homework ahead of time and knowing what your options are can make the decision-making process smoother and get you into that new car faster!

The Whole Family Will Love These Local Events!

October Events Not To Miss! 

September is almost coming to an end, which means the outside temperatures continue to drop and the holiday season is getting closer and closer. Before the first day of October comes around, it is the best time to fill up your calendar with fun, local events. Make sure to check out these Conejo Valley events that you can enjoy with all of your loved ones!

From October 3rd and 4th, head out to the Reyes Adobe Historical Site for the 11thAnnual Reyes Adobe Days Festival. The festival is free to attend and is the perfect place to celebrate California culture on the grounds of the original 1845 California rancho with live music, petting zoo, rancho activities, food trucks, local craft beer, and much more!

The Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Farms is starting on October 3rd and running through the end of the month! The 18th annual event includes plenty of activities, including a corn maze, hay pyramid, live bands, pig races, animal shows, tractor-drawn wagon rides, and more!

If you are looking for a family-friendly way to enjoy Halloween, then you will not want to miss out on the Kids Fun Zone at Janss Marketplace. From noon until 3 p.m., your children will have the chance to enjoy seasonal crafts and activities that they can bring home.

All of us at Integrity First Insurance in Thousand Oaks, California would like to invite you out to enjoy all of these events this October!

Local Events For Fun This August

Enjoying The Last Month Of Summer In Thousand Oaks

August beginning is bittersweet. On the one hand, it signals that last month of summer. On the other, it brings plenty of fun opportunities to head out with your community and enjoy the waning season. Here are just a few events worth checking out in the comings month!

  • Concerts In The Park At Chumash Park: Over the summer, Sunday evenings offer you and your family the chance to enjoy great live music with your community. On Sunday, August 2nd, Fortunate Son, a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, will take the stage, followed the next week by Alley Cats, where music meets comedy. Both of these shows will start at 6:00 p.m. at Chumash Park, where there will also be a Kidszone for the younger ones.
  • Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 5k, & 10k: Get ready to get moving on August 9th! This annual event features beautiful runs along the scenic Arroyo Creek bike path in Simi Valley. The mostly flat course makes this a great event for beginners while providing the opportunity for advanced runners to top their own personal records.
  • Concerts In The Park At Janss Marketplace: The summer concert series is in full swing at Janss Marketplace. Upcoming performers at this Wednesday night series include Copycats (August 5th), Zepidemic, a Led Zeppelin tribute band (August 12th), Grunge Monkeys (August 19th) and Space Oddity, a David Bowie tribute band (August 26th). Come out for the free music, great food, and weekly fun at 6:00 p.m.

We hope you have a great time at these fun local events around Thousand Oaks! For all of your insurance needs in Thousand Oaks, Conejo Valley, and the surrounding California area, contact Integrity First Insurance today. As members of your community, we are here to help you set the right protections in place for your family.

Don’t Miss These Local Events!

May Events

There is no better way to spend a spring weekend than enjoying a fun, family friendly event in the local community. Make sure to check out these two events that people of all ages can enjoy this May.

On May 8th and 9th, head out to Janss Marketplace for the Free Family Space Day Event. The area in front of Burlington and the fountain at the Marketplace will be transformed into a unique, interactive space experience. There will be many different activities and displays to enjoy, including planetary music, learning about the life of an astronaut, fun physics, an astral art project, an Apollos Missions display, a spacey science magic show, and more. All the excitement starts at 3 p.m. on May 8th and ends at 7 p.m. If you miss the first round of fun it will start back up again at noon on the 9th until 4 p.m.

On May 9th, you will not want to miss the 2015 Simi Valley Street Fair. Over 200,000 people are expected to join in on the fun that starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. There will be a kid’s corner, an emergency preparedness expo, and more than 300 booths that will be selling crafts, arts, food, and other items.

All of us at Integrity First Insurance in Thousand Oaks, California would like to invite you and your family and friends out to enjoy both of these community events!