Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > General Efficiency Discussion
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2008, 04:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
captainslug's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sterling, VA
Posts: 383

BORK! - '89 Volvo 240 DL Wagon
90 day: 21.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 24 Times in 13 Posts
Originally Posted by RH77 View Post
It doesn't matter what you're driving, 70MPH into a wall will likely kill you in ANYTHING.
Very much THIS ^

The NHTSA does road barrier durability tests at 50mph and 70mph, and at those speeds even a dump truck will completely disintegrate if it it crashing into a wall. All they were trying to prove is the strength of the frame of the Smart.

NO CAR is capable of completely protecting the passengers if it were to crash into a wall above 35MPH. The force of an impact against another car is a different matter because at least some of the energy can be transferred into the car that gets struck.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com