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Luxury cars flunk new tougher crash test

Posted in Motorcycle Accidents on August 21, 2012

Are Luxury Cars Safer?

Because of the costs involved in owning and maintaining a luxury car, many buyers are lead to believe that their investment isn’t just sleek, stylish, and trendy, but also that it is top-of-the-line when it comes to car crash safety.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.

An Expensive Car Doesn’t Mean Safer

In a report released on August 14th, it was discovered that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is flunking out one luxury car after another. The IIHS is a privately funded testing company that tests vehicles based on current safety standards. This means that these luxury car companies are paying top dollar to learn that their cars aren’t safe in their design.

According to the report: “In the new front crash test, the vehicle, traveling at a speed of 40 miles per hour, hits a barrier with just a quarter of the driver’s side bumper, concentrating the impact force in a small area and causing the vehicle to spin.

About a quarter of the serious and fatal injuries seen each year are caused by “small overlap” impacts, according to the Institute for Highway Safety.”

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