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Month: August 2016

How Safe Are The Most Popular Sports Cars

How Safe Are The Most Popular Sports Cars

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute have recently conducted tests of the safety features in sports cars. Since people who purchase muscle cars or more likely to make use of their vehicles power and speed, it’s important that the driver and passengers of the vehicle are protected in the event that there is a crash. Unfortunately the most popular sports car models of 2016 have shown through testing that they aren’t safe enough to receive a safety award from the IIHS.

Your Sports Car Is Not As Safe As You Think

The IIHS tested 3 popular sports car models; the Camaro, the Mustang, and the Challenger. Although the iihs doesn’t normally test sports car models because they only make up a small portion of the market, they have witnessed an increase in the amount of consumers questioning how safe sports vehicles are. results showed that the Challenger is the lease a vehicle of the 3, that the Camaro needed work on a few key safety features, and that Mustangs are the safest of the three, however they still don’t meet top safety requirements.

How Safe Are The Most Popular Sports Cars?

Let’s look at the facts. If you drive a sports car you’re at greater risk of being in an automobile accident. This means you’ll want to find a sports vehicle that can prevent front crashes, and that has proper strength and design features to pass vehicle crash tests. In the long run this will keep you safe while driving on the road. You also want a strong roof since people who drive sports cars are more likely to get in a rollover accident. A strong roof will ensure that you and your passengers are not ejected from your vehicle. Unfortunately, none of the sports vehicles that are popular in 2016 met the top safety standards in all IIHS vehicle evaluations.

Lower Speed Limits Mean Safer Roads

Lower Speed Limits Mean Safer Roads

An Increase Of Five Miles Per Hour Results In 4% More Accidents

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety took all of the crash data from the last 20 years and discovered that higher state speed limit result in a greater amount of driver and passenger deaths. Because states are able to determine what speed limits they’d like to have in place, there’s a great fluctuation between the speed you can travel from state to state. Overall the research showed that the states where you are allowed to travel over 55 miles per hour result in more vehicle accidents.

Had The 1995 Speed Limits Never Changed, There Would Have Been Nearly 2000 Less Deaths Per Year

One of the most fascinating results of the study discusses just how many accidents have been attributed to faster speeds. States have steadily increased their speed limit since the mid-90s because of federal restrictions changing frequently. Those that feel that Americans should increase Road speed limit believe that since drivers drive over the limit any speed increases match traveling pace with reality. But the result of speed limit increases is that people still continue to speed even with higher limits and place.

Lower Speed Limits Mean Safer Roads

Gordon & Doner believe that if you drive in a state that has a speed limit of 80 miles per hour or higher, there is a greater risk for you to be involved in an automobile accident. The conducted study shows that on average for every 5 mile per hour increase your risk of being involved in a crash on any road is four percent greater, and the likelihood you’ll be involved in a freeway accident increases by 8 percent. This information it’s something that lawmakers should consider when proposing speed limit increases as it seems that there are no plans to reduce speeds but only to increase them as time goes on.

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