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Posted by bwilson4web on May 25, 2011, 6:57 am
 
http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2011/05/25/small_cars_getting_safer_insurance_group_says/

[quote]. . .
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday that 6 of the
13 small cars it most recently tested are top safety picks. They
include the 2012 Ford Focus and Honda Civic and the 2011 Hyundai
Elantra, Nissan Juke, Lexus CT 200h and Toyota Prius.

When those cars are combined with others previously tested --
including the electric Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt -- a total of 22
earned the institute's top score.
. . . [/quote]
What a nice group of cars, ones that aren't so quick to kill or injure
you in an accident.

Bob Wilson

Posted by Neo on May 28, 2011, 2:41 pm
 

vehicle with a gently curved-slope soft front end
- like the Prius or the Focus -
are less likely to kill or seriously injure
a pedestrian in a vehicle-pedestrian collision
than a vehicle with a large hard flat front end
- like a Hummer H2.


Posted by bwilson4web on May 28, 2011, 3:37 pm
 . . .

The EU established pedestrian accident standards and rate cars for
bumper, hood, and quarter panels effects on a pedestrian. Their
standards turn broken legs into bruses and broken skulls into bad
bumps. The ZVW30 Prius is the first designed to this standard and it
received excellent marks.

Wiki has a nice summary:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro_NCAP

Bob Wilson

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