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Old 12-05-2008, 04:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
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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.

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