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Because of their weight, trucks have a huge disadvantage in this test. In reality, they should use a standard pole, which would likely be snapped off when a heavier vehicle strikes it, reducing the deceleration rate of force, and the damage to the vehicle/occupants.
The small off-set test was created because of the number of fatalities in this situation. The emphasis has always been full head-on, or making contact with one of the frame rails (moderate off-set).

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.

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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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Neither did the loud-mouths over at GMI; most are speechless..........



I saw your discussion with " America123 " over there.

Quite comical, to say the least.

Durp durp, how about those 2014's....durp durp
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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.
Can't throw in "hypothetical" what if you cross the line and it is a Semi Truck with a Trailer full of Chevy Sparks?..................

I never proclaimed to know/understand anything more than basic physics, but two cars each going 50 MPH running into each other is not the same as one car going into a wall at 100, because even-though the "impact" is at 100, but they both take a portion of the impact.

http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/20...on-collisions/

Now if they were the same size 50/50 split would be expected, I am not at all sure how much that changes (if at all) when it is a F150 hits a Spark......... What if you are going 40 and the Spark is going 60?

What if, what if, what if..............

What if you were in a Silverado..........

What if you were in a Ram................


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Screw the truck vs a Spark. These are real-life pictures taken by me. 2000 Dodge Neon vs Freightliner Columbia. My daughter was in the passenger seat of the Freightliner. All 4 in the Neon died. It ran a stop sign and hit the Freightliner perpendicular in the passenger steer tire. The truck was going 30mph, the Neon and estimated 60mph.

edit: btw you can see the Neon's driver door sticking out between the fuel tank and the passenger door of the Freightliner
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