Are Vehicle Safety Ratings Accurate?

Auto repairs can be expensive. Medical bills are even more expensive. This is why it is important that you get a vehicle that offers good protection from injuries in the case of a crash.

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Most people look at safety ratings which can easily be found online. However, are these ratings actually accurate? In short, the question is no. However, it is much more complex than that. In this video, you will learn more about safety ratings and why they need to change.

Safety tests are normally conducted with a few cars and crash dummies. They test head-on crashes, roll overs, and T-bones. However, these current tests do not suffice. Our crash tests have not changed in the longest time here in the United States. Meanwhile, European countries have not settled for the status quo and continue to innovate.

Many other countries are implementing more realistic crash dummies. No, they don’t move or talk. They more accurately represent the bodies of actual drivers. This is especially important in modeling female drivers who have different bodies than men. This is especially important when you consider than more than half of drivers are women and that they are significantly more likely to be injured if a crash were to occur.


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