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Posted by Dave on December 8, 2006, 3:49 pm
 


mark_digital© wrote:

Yes, but traffic would be slow until the vehicle is removed as everybody
"rubbernecks" to see the SUV on its side.

Posted by drummer342 on December 10, 2006, 12:39 am
 




On a vacation road trip through California freeways a few years ago, I
was very surprised to observe California drivers racing 85 mph past a
vehicle on the shoulder that had totally flipped over.  No one
rubbernecked.  And if someone was getting a ticket, no one stopped to
gawk like a tourist.  Considering the sea of red tail lights if
someone just gets pulled over by the police in my home state, that's
at least one thing about California of which I am jealous.

Posted by Michael Pardee on December 10, 2006, 5:11 am
 


Things must have changed since I lived there. In the early '70s I worked in
Oakland and lived in Hayward. I got on the Nimitz freeway one evening to
find the congestion unusually bad. We crawled for a mile or so until we got
to a patrol car on the side of the freeway - no lights on, no other car -
and beyond that the traffic flowed freely. Feh!

Mike



Posted by mrv@kluge.net on December 11, 2006, 9:35 pm
 


BobDavis@nospamplease.net wrote:

Which Prius, Classic 2001-2003 NHW11 or the current 2004-2007 NHW20?
You'll find more info on the current NHW20 as the production numbers
are much higher (so more likely to be tested).

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), USA, gives the
2001-2003 Toyota Prius:
http://www.safercar.gov/NCAP/Cars/2562.html
http://www.safercar.gov/NCAP/Cars/1907.html
http://www.safercar.gov/NCAP/Cars/1721.html
frontal: 3 star driver, 4 star passenger; side: 3 star front seat, 3
star rear seat; 4 star rollover rating
2760 lbs. (Passenger car, Compact)

NHTSA gives the 2004-2005 Toyota Prius w/ no side air bags:
http://www.safercar.gov/NCAP/Cars/3268.html
http://www.safercar.gov/NCAP/Cars/2971.html
frontal: 5 star driver, 4 star passenger; side: 4 star front seat, 4
star rear seat; 4 star rollover rating
2954 lbs. (Passenger car, Compact)

NHTSA gives the 2006 Toyota Prius w/ no side air bags:
http://www.safercar.gov/NCAP/Cars/3588.html
frontal: 4 star driver, 4 star passenger; side: 4 star front seat, 4
star rear seat; 4 star rollover rating
2954 lbs. (Passenger car, Compact)

NHTSA gives the 2007 w/side air bags:
http://www.safercar.gov/NCAP/Cars/4047.html
frontal: 5 star driver, 4 star passenger; side: 4 star front seat, 4
star rear seat; 4 star rollover rating
2954 lbs. (Passenger car, Compact)


Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the 2004-2007
Prius:
http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?idV6

(Frontal offset measured a "green G")
Class: Small car
Weight: 2,972 lbs.
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front
seat-mounted torso airbags

(Side impact with front and rear head curtain airbags and front
seat-mounted torso airbags, measured a "green G")
Class: Small car
Weight: 2,959 lbs.
Side airbags: optional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional
front seat-mounted torso airbags

(Side impact without side airbags, measured a "red P")
Class: Small car
Weight: 2,945 lbs.
Side airbags: none

(Rear crash protection, measured an "orange M")

(Note that the US 2007 Prius now comes standard with the side and side
curtain airbags!  SAB are no longer an option for new US Prius...)


European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP), 2004 Toyota Prius:
http://www.euroncap.com/content/safety_ratings/details.php?id1=3&id2 3
Adult occupant rating:  5 stars; Pedestrian rating: 2 stars (of 4);
Child Protection rating: 4 stars.
Test Scores: Front 14 (88%) Side 18 (100%) Belt Reminder 2 Overall 34
Pedestrian 13 (36%)  Child Protection 43 (88%)
(note that the tested European Prius comes with side air bags and VSC)
Class:  Large family car
Weight:  1300 kg


Australasian New Car Assessment Program  (ANCAP), (Australia & New
Zealand), 2004 Toyota Prius (i-tech model, which has side air bags):
http://www.howsafeisyourcar.com.au/_scripts/ancap_detail.php?IID 06
Overall: 5 stars (score of 33.72 out of 37); Pedestrian rating: 2 stars
(of 4)


National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victim's Aid (NASVA), (Japan),
2004 Toyota Prius (S model):
http://www.nasva.go.jp/mamoru/english/2005/type/12_prius.html
(includes crash videos!)
Class:  Passenger Cars A Displacement 1500cc or less (excluding
1BOX&Minivans)
Displacement: 1,496cc
Vehicle weight: 1,250kg
Overall Collision Safety Ratings:  Driver's seat:  6 stars (of 6) -
98.2%, front passenger's seat: 5 stars (of 6) - 89.7%
Full-wrap frontal collision test:  Driver's seat:  level 4 (of 5) -
85.9%, front passenger's seat: level 4 (of 5) - 79.3%
Offset frontal collision test: Driver's seat: level 5 (of 5) - 93.9%,
front passenger's seat: level 5 (of 5) - 96.9%
Side collision test: Driver's seat: level 5 (of 5) - 100%


Posted by BobDavis on December 13, 2006, 3:36 am
 

Excellent job!  2002 and loving it.  ONLY problem was on a hot, hot
summer day when idiot emergency light up and had to wait an hour.
Then it started and no idiot light came one.  When we bought it, I
made a joke to the saleswoman about writing us up for two.  She ran
off and came back with paperwork.  We just bought one.  A few years
later, you couldn't keep one on the lot.  Now, there are lots.  I've
heard some comments about them being loss leaders for credits for the
SUVs.  Nowadays with gas prices, who knows what?




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