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Crash Tests and Car Safety: 9 Brief Videos

Posted by Jerry De Luca on Friday, March 28, 2014

Crash Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from crashes on America's roads. They currently provide over 750 instructional and information videos. Below are 9 brief videos that provide 3 selected crash test reports, an overview of basic car safety, child safety, and the science of the crash. 

Note: For a complete list of the most up-to date crash test results, see the Sources at the end of the article.

Mini-cars fall short for small overlap frontal protection

Only one mini-car out of eleven tested achieved an acceptable rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap front crash test, making this vehicle group the most vulnerable of any evaluated so far.

Honda Civic, KIA Soul & Forte, Nissan Sentra crash test results 

39 vehicles meet tougher criteria to earn 2014 safety awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Blind spot detection sensors monitor the side of the vehicle for vehicles approaching blind spots

Roundabouts, used in place of stop signs and traffic signals, are a type of circular intersection that can significantly improve traffic flow and safety
Where roundabouts have been installed, motor vehicle crashes have declined by about 40 percent, and those involving injuries have been reduced by about 80 percent. Crash reductions are accompanied by significant improvements in traffic flow, thus reducing vehicle delays, fuel consumption, and air pollution.

Keeping children safe in crashes: Booster Seats

Overview: Children and car safety

Shopping for a safer car: 
Crash avoidance features, size and weight, structure and restraints, crash test ratings

Understanding Car Crashes: When Physics Meets Biology


Search Test Results Make / Model:

The EPA developed the Green Vehicle Guide to help you find information on vehicles that are more efficient and less polluting. Reducing vehicle emissions and increasing your fuel economy helps the environment and your wallet. http://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/

Jerry De Luca is a Christian freelance writer who loves perusing dozens of interesting and informative publications. When he finds any useful info he summarizes it, taking the main points, and creates a (hopefully) helpful blog post.


  1. Thank you for sharing this important information, especially, the videos about the children safety seats.


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