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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

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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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