Modern luxury cars with multiple active safety features such as ABS, EBD, ESC, traction ccontrol, collision avoidance systems etc. still cannot cope with something as simple as a layer of water on the road. At high speed, when a layer of water builds between the tyre treads of the vehicle and the road surface, this can lead to a complete loss of traction that prevents the vehicle from responding to control inputs.

Mercedes Benz C-Class met accident in Kerala : CCTV Visuals

The C-Class, going by the images of the aftermath, seems to have taken the massive impact incredibly well. The car’s structure has remained intact, protecting the occupants. Airbags have also deployed, protecting the occupants of the car.

Again, this is why cars with good build quality can save lives rather than those with weak builds. If you can, always buy a better built car. It could mean the difference between life and death. Certainly. Going across a road, especially in places where the road is undivided, is dangerous. It always helps to wait until the road gets empty, as crossing becomes much safer. When in doubt, wait!

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the second most affordable saloon and the 5 most affordable car in the company’s lineup in India. Models preceding it in price are the A-Class (hatchback), B-Class (hatchback), CLA (saloon) and the GLA (compact crossover SUV). Talking about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the sedan rivals the likes of the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and the Jaguar XE among others in its segment.

Being a Mercedes, it is a pretty loaded car and comes with features like a panoramic sliding sunroof, twin-5-spoke alloy wheels, LED lamps on both ends, 64 colour ambient light package, and a 10.25-inch media display screen with new generation telematics. The system also gets the NGT 5.5 smartphone integration system