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Glad to see the new cars equipped with crumple zones..... Yes they do fold up like tin cans and plastic. Thats the Idea folks
If the cars did not absorb the energy from the crash then that energy would be transferred to the driver of the vehicle or our kids ridding. Kudos to the engineers designing crumple zones, side airbags,ABS, whiplash protection headrest, plastic foam filled bumbers and accident avoidance systems in new cars.
As for you guys who feel that having a car that wont crumple (Ford Crown victoria or Chevy Caprice) is a good thing.... think about the cost of a hip replacement from a side impact or a knee replacement from a frontal crash in a panel van or a cervical fracture from some one rear ending you? No matter how big your vehicle is...you can get hurt. What matters is the design technology with in your vehicle in the case of an accident..... Not how big or prehistoric your vehicle is.
"auto fatalities are at the lowest they've been in 60 years"
sure cars may be safer.......but what about injuries?? Maybe better First Responder/Medical Care is the reason more people don't die??
I am not sure you have all your information correct. In case you aren't aware, "USA" stands for United States of America. And we are a country you nit-twit. We are also the North American continent because we are located right under Canada and above South America which also consists of countries. How about you go bone up on your geology/ history before you try to criticize an article written by and for American's as a tool to help consumers possibly make a determination about their vehicle spending.