Top 10 Most Dangerous Vehicles


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We all know that driving or riding in a car can be dangerous, but there are some vehicles that are particularly worrisome. This article is designed to educate you about some of the most dangerous cars on the market today, as well as what exactly makes them unsafe compared to the competition. Compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the following 10 vehicles garnered the lowest safety ratings:

  1. Nissan 350Z
  2. Nissan Titan Crew Cab (extended cab)
  3. Chevrolet Aveo
  4. Chevrolet Cobalt
  5. Nissan Titan
  6. Kia Spectra
  7. Chevrolet Malibu
  8. Hyundai Tiburon
  9. Nissan Versa
  10. Chevrolet Colorado (extended cab)

These cars fall into two basic groups: pickup trucks with extended cabs and compact cars. The pickups on the list are dangerous because the extended cab means that a back seat has been added, but this seat is usually small and cramped, which makes it unsafe in the event of an accident. The other cars represented on the list are dangerous because of their size. Compact cars often do not fare well in collisions with larger vehicles; however, there is little that can be done without fundamentally changing their design.

However, all of these cars have safety problems not inherent in their design. For example, none of them have Electronic Stability Control, or ESC. Considered absolutely vital by modern safety standards, ESC helps prevents cars from rolling in the event of an accident. The top 27 ranked vehicles in the list of America’s safest cars are all equipped with Electronic Stability Control.

When you are shopping for your next vehicle, keep in mind that your decision can affect your safety and the safety of your loved ones in the event of an accident. Be on the lookout for cars that do not come equipped with safety features like ESC and avoid them if at all possible. You’ll be glad you did if you are ever in a serious accident.

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident through no fault of your own. Protect yourself and your rights. Contact a Richmond car accident lawyer at The Allen Law Firm today. They will put your interests first.

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Posted by on March 12, 2012. Filed under Auto, Travel. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.