Low-speed vehicle crash tests
IIHS news release • May 20, 2010
ARLINGTON, VA - Low-speed vehicles and minitrucks shouldn't share busy
public roads with regular traffic
More states are allowing a relatively new breed of vehicle on public roads,
but crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show why the
mix of low-speed vehicles (LSVs) or minitrucks and regular traffic is a
deadly combination. LSVs are designed for tooling around residential
neighborhoods, and minitrucks are for hauling cargo off-road. While these
vehicles have a lot of appeal as a way to reduce emissions and cut fuel
use, they don't have to meet the basic safety standards that cars and
pickups do, and they aren't designed to protect their occupants in crashes.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr052010.html
SUVs and pickups pose less risk to people in crashes
IIHS news release • September 28, 2011
Effort to make SUVs, pickups less deadly to car occupants in crashes is
ARLINGTON, VA - Today's SUVs and pickups pose far less risk to people in
cars and minivans than previous generations, a new study from the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety shows. Until recently, SUVs and pickups were
more likely than cars or minivans of the same weight to be involved in
crashes that killed occupants of other cars or minivans. That's no longer
the case for SUVs, and for pickups the higher risk is much less pronounced
than it had been.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr092811.html
2003 Jeep Wrangler side test
2003 Jeep Wrangler with no side airbags 31 mph side test
Overall evaluation: Marginal
Full rating at http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=282
Crash Test: 2008 Smart Car ForTwo
Get more info on the Smartcar
In recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the 2008 Smart
Fortwo, the smallest car for sale in the US market, earned the top rating
of good for front and side crash protection. Its seat/head restraints
earned the second highest rating of acceptable for protection against
whiplash in rear impacts. Smart Fortwo is classified a microcar, meaning
it's smaller even than minicars. Weighing about 1,800 pounds, the Smart is
more than 3 feet shorter and almost 700 pounds lighter than a Mini Cooper.
Toyota Hilux and Jeep Wrangler JK offroading / 4x4
Our Day Trip to Glass House Mountains. Incl. small 4x4 recovery action at
Toyota Hilux Surf (32 Inch Maxxis Bighorn, 2 Inch Suspension Lift, Snorkel)
Jeep Wrangler JK (35 Inch BFG KM2 tyres, 2.5 inch AEV Lift, AEV Bumpers,
Genright Tyre Carrier)
Filmed with Sony Action Cam
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My First True Love, 1998 Jeep Wrangler
This is my 1998 Jeep TJ Sport in progress. I have had it for a little over
year and we have so many memories! This whole love thing and memory thing
is mainly for a laugh, but the song fits!
Ford F150 and Honda Civic frontal crash test by IIHS
When large, truck-based SUVs collide with passenger cars or minivans, the
results can be devastating for the occupants of the latter.
But fatalities in such accidents are on the decrease in the United States
thanks to measures employed by automakers. Traffic deaths are down 64
percent since the year 2000 due to changes in automobile design such as
lower bumpers for SUVs and better-protect cabin cells for passenger cars.
In 2000, the death rate for car and minivan passengers in collisions with
trucks or SUVs was 44 deaths per million. That came down to 16 deaths per
million by 2009.
The study was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a
private-sector group based in Arlington, Virginia.
"By working together, the automakers got life-saving changes done quickly,"
said Joe Nolan, the institute's chief administrative officer.
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