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post #12 of (permalink) Old 04-13-2016, 03:55 PM
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Re: The IIHS confirms The Ford F150 as the safest full size pickup

Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post

Every car you pass on the road has the potential to cross the center-line, I have never witnessed a pole crossing into my lane.
Yes, but I think the heavier vehicle would have even a more pronounced advantage in an offset crash against a lighter vehicle.

Suppose an F-150 and a Chevy Spark were coming toward each other, both at a steady 40mph. If one crossed the line and there was an offset crash, the much heavier F-150 would continue forward after the strike, reducing the abruptness of the stop. The Spark would not only stop abruptly, but the force from the F-150 would likely send it backwards, causing the driver to experience much more g-force and potential injuries.

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