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Crash Test Scenarios

Frontal Crash Test Scenario

You are heading south on a two-lane road, while another vehicle is driving north on that street.The driver in the other vehicle starts to fall asleep at the wheel and veers into your lane. Suddenly, you collide head-on with the northbound vehicle.

Test Details

  • An average-size adult male in driver seat
  • A small-size adult female in front passenger seat
  • All dummies are secured with a seat belt
  • Represents crashes between two similar vehicles with same weight
  • A vehicle crashes into a fixed barrier at 35 mph
  • Evaluation of injury to the head, neck, chest, and femur (leg)
  • Frontal crash ratings must only be compared between vehicles from the same weight class (+/– 250lbs)

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