The video is dramatic. Especially if you've ever asked yourself how the smallest cars on the road would protect you in an accident.
According to the latest head-to-head crash tests by the non-profit group Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, people riding in these "micro" cars would be at risk of a serious injury.
Still, one has to wonder if these tests bring up a serious safety concern for pint size cars or simply highlight what you would expect when small cars collide with bigger, heavier mid-size models.
The Crash Tests
IIHS ran the three smallest cars on the road into mid-size sedans from their respective companies. The cars collided head on at 40 MPH. Not surprisingly, all three suffered far greater damage and than the bigger cars they hit. While all three meet and exceed federal crash safety standards, IIHS gave the three micro cars a "poor" rating in these head-to-head tests.
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