Terrifying car crashes: New crash test revealed by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Terrifying car crashes: New crash test revealed by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

A new safety car crash test by an insurance group has found that half of the vehicles tested were rated ‘marginal’ or ‘poor’. The test designed by the US based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety sees cars crash into a five-foot barrier on the drivers side, while travelling at 40 miles per hour. Half of the 12 small cars tested didn’t meet the industry standards.

The insurance group said that nearly a quarter of front-of-vehicle crashes result in serious injury or death.

These type of crash tend to involve a single corner of the car, usually on the drivers side that comes into contact with vehicles or object. Report by Sarah Kerr.

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