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Crash Safety: 1959 vs. 2009

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I guess it’s true when they say, “they don’t make ’em like they used to.” (And in this case I’m really glad.) The video below is a controlled head-on collision between two Chevrolet vehicles, one from 1959 and the other from 2009.

The crash was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which was celebrating its 50th aniversary. The IIHS press release has additional photos.

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False by Anonymous

Yea, it’s good to see that on the ‘59, there isn’t any crumple zone and the driver obviously would die in this accident. Whereas the new car you can see this isn’t the case.

BUT, they failed to mention that the ‘59 DIDN’T HAVE A MOTOR INSTALLED in this test. So the momentum of the extra weight isn’t taken into consideration.

So, what are they truly hiding?

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