The results have finally come out. In recent tests conducted by the insurance industry to determine the strength of a sedan if hit by a truck on its side at a speed of 31 mph. This experiment was made to different brands of luxury sedans and unfortunately, the 2008 BMW 5 Series resulted as the least efficient among the participants. Meanwhile, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety declared the Acura RL, Kia Amanti and Volvo S80 as the best performers when it comes to side-impact crashes.
These types of tests can be very helpful for both the car manufacturers and the public as well. Thus, these should not be done only to those vehicle types but rather the U.S. Congress should pass a law that will compel car companies to perform these experiments before bringing their products out for public utilization.
Because of the test, the poor performing car manufacturers were able to determine their product’s weak points and subsequently address the problem. On the part of the car users, they were able to know which cars are the safest in the market. Knowing these facts, they may now properly identify and choose from a variety of cars available.
Nowadays, the people should be very particular when it comes to the quality of the vehicles. This is because the yearly accounts of vehicular accidents are constantly increasing. Thousands of accident victims suffer from various types of personal injuries like broken bones, misaligned spines and head inquires. Moreover, side-impact crashes have been ranked as second from the list of deadliest car crashes next to front side collisions.
If the public would only base their preference on the cars ability to bear hard crashes, the possibility of deaths and incurring serious personal injuries among the motorists will diminish. However, this should always be complemented by strict compliance to the road safety rules and regulations.