Category Archives: Safety

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Updated Distracted Driving Law About to Go Into Effect in Vacaville, CA

It should be common sense that driving while distracted isn’t a good thing. It should also come as no surprise that laws exist to punish those who deliberately do distracting activities like texting while driving, yet it still happens every day. While a fine for distracted driving is already the law in California, the law is updating effective July 1st, 2021. Learn more about what’s coming by reading the rest of this entry. If you are looking for a new car, come visit Toyota of Vacaville in Vacaville, California today!

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Vacaville, CA Drivers: “Move Over, Slow Down” Law Amended

In case you didn’t know, driving laws in California are changing a little bit every year. As of the beginning of 2021 the “Move Over, Slow Down” law that was already in effect is being updated to further improve the safety of workers with emergency vehicles. To learn more details about this change, continue reading the rest of this blog post. Also, come visit us at Toyota of Vacaville in Vacaville, California, today!

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How the Toyota Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System Works

Toyota infuses its vehicles with a high level of safety. This includes the Toyota Safety Sense suite of safety-enhancing driver assistance technologies. One of the features in Toyota Safety Sense is Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which utilizes radar sensors to help you keep a set speed and distance between your Toyota vehicle and the car in front of you. Watch this video to learn how it works. Read the rest of this entry >>

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How the Toyota Safety Sense Pre-Collision System Works

Toyota infuses its vehicles with a high level of safety, especially with the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), which is a suite of safety-enhancing driving assistance technologies. One of the features in Toyota Safety Sense is the Pre-Collision System, which utilizes an integrated forward-facing camera and grille-mounted radar or laser system to help mitigate or avoid certain frontal collisions. For a better understanding of how the TSS Pre-Collision System works, view here. Read the rest of this entry >>

How the Toyota Lane Tracing Assist System Works

The Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 features a plethora of state-of-the-art driving assistance technologies that provide Toyota drivers with a high level of safety. This includes the Lane Tracing Assist system, which keeps the car centered in its visibly marked lane and preemptively avoids unintended lane departures. For a better understanding of how the Lane Tracing Assist system works, view here. Read the rest of this entry >>

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What do the colored lines on the Toyota backup camera mean?

Although there are plenty of innovative and advanced vehicle technologies out there, one that comes out on the top of our list is the backup camera. All Toyota models either come standard with a backup camera or offer it as available equipment, allowing drivers to have eyes in the back of their head, so to speak. But what do those colored lines on the backup display mean? How can they help you be more confident when backing up and maneuvering in reverse? Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to use Automatic High Beams with Toyota Safety Sense

The Automatic High Beams feature, which is included with Toyota Safety Sense, is designed to help improve safety with regards to high beam use in your Toyota vehicle. When using your high beams, whether you’re approaching a vehicle going the same direction or an oncoming car, this innovative feature automatically switches to your low-beam headlights. In turn, Automatic High Beams turns your high beams back on when you’re in the clear. To get a better idea of how it works, its limitations, and how to use it in your Toyota, check out this detailed video about Automatic High Beams. Read the rest of this entry >>

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TeenDrive365 video winner – “It’s Not Fine” to text and drive

Although many drivers know better than to be on their phone while driving, it’s worth putting reminders out there every now and then. This year’s TeenDrive365 video winner was recently announced, and it is certainly worth the watch. In addition to putting yourself, your passengers, and anyone else on the road in danger, texting while driving is setting a terrible example for future drivers. Next time, think twice about picking up your phone. Think about who’s watching. Read the rest of this entry >>

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How does Toyota Blind Spot Monitoring work?

In addition to Toyota Safety Sense and the Star Safety System, Toyota has a few other safety technologies for drivers to be aware of. Toyota’s Blind Spot Monitoring feature includes a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to help detect and alert you to vehicles in your blind spot. Let’s take a closer look at how these features work and how you can use them to improve safety on the road.  Read the rest of this entry >>