Monday, February 9, 2009

Small Car Safety Improves

by Peter Valdes-Dapena
posted by: Thomas Gillick

In the latest round of Insurance Institute crash tests, none of the small cars they tested earned top marks, but some still did well.

In its latest round of small-car crash-tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ran eight models through a battery of trials.

They were plowed into a barrier and smashed from the side by a 3,300 pound sled, and a front seat from each model was separately hit to see how well it would protect occupants in the event of a rear-end hit in city driving.

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