New study: Drivers in small cars less safe, at greater risk than drivers in larger vehicles

New study: Drivers in small cars less safe, at greater risk than drivers in larger vehicles
Smart Car crash test. YouTube video

[Ed. – Umm … OK. It took a study to establish this?]

  • Drivers are significantly more likely to die in a small car than a large one, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests.

  • The IIHS, which is based in Virginia and crash tests cars for the US market, found that 15 of the 20 cars from the 2017 model year with the highest driver death rates were either small cars or minicars.

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[T]hanks to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, now we know just how much more dangerous driving a small car can be.

After studying driver fatalities that occurred from 2015 through 2018 in vehicles from the 2017 model year, as well as older vehicles with the same design, the IIHS found that 15 of the 20 models with the highest death rates were small cars and minicars. The safest models, in large part, were SUVs.

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