Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Smart crash test = good!

The Insurance Institute for Highway Saftey (IIHS) tested the little Smart ForTwo, and proved many naysayers wrong by earning a "good" rating (aka the second highest). See -- small cars can be safe!

Press Release
IIHS's Smart ForTwo Crash Test


Eric said...

Too bad so many in this country think BIG = safe. Especially when many don't know how to handle all that steel - making them more likely to get into accidents.

I love the idea of you writing about automotive safety considering some of the stupid things we did in HS (e.g. getting anywhere near "Big Phat").

Andy Lilienthal said...

Yes, the things we did in and around that van were quite ... er ... not the epitome of saftey. The Smart is probably a great deal safer than that '74 Dodge tradesman! Then again, good luck putting a mural on the side of a Smart.