Ahmad El sawi Zantout Bridgestone VIP Card
Ahmad El sawi Zantout
Ahmad El sawi Zantout Ahmad El sawi Zantout
Ahmad El Sawi Zantout Ests Co s.a.l. Main Distributer for Bridgestone tires in LebanonAhmad El Sawi Zantout Ests Co s.a.l. Main Distributer for Bridgestone tires in Lebanon
SELECTION BY SIZE
front tire size FRONT TIRE SIZE
SEC.WIDTH
ASPECT RATIO
RIM SIZE
rear tire size REAR TIRE SIZE
SEC.WIDTH
ASPECT RATIO
RIM SIZE
Bridgestone - Profile
BRIDGESTONE
Tires Blog

Are Tiny Cars Unsafe?

July 13 2012 00:00  4251 views
Tires
Tires in lebanon Tires Tires

As gas prices continue to rise, the size of American vehicles is starting to shrink. But does a shift to smaller cars require a compromise on safety?

According to data published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), drivers of subcompact and compact cars are more likely to be killed in a multiple-vehicle accident, than those driving large cars, pickup trucks or SUVs. In terms of safety, size does matter. Larger vehicles are able to absorb more crash energy than smaller ones.

Russ Rader, IIHS Spokesman told Hybridcars.com, “The gap will remain until we figure out how to repeal the laws of physics. They dictate that all other things being equal, people in small, lightweight vehicles are always at a disadvantage in crashes with heavier vehicles.”

The data from IIHS suggest that consumers driving smaller, more fuel-efficient cars may be compromising some level of passenger safety. But the playing field is more level than it may first appear. Many small cars offer safety equipment that was not available until recently. This includes a full compliment of airbags, traction and stability control, and stronger occupant safety cage construction. Automakers, most notably Honda, have made features like rigid body more widely available—showing that occupants of smaller vehicles now have significantly higher survival rates in crash tests with larger vehicles. The most recent data from IIHS goes back to 2006 and earlier—prior to the very latest safety advancements.

Rader suggests that mid-size cars with efficient four-cylinder engines can offer the best of both worlds. Vehicles like the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Nissan Altima Hybrid, as well as the Toyota Prius, provide fuel economy that matches or exceeds compacts, while still being large enough to contend with an SUV in an accident. “The bottom line is that you don't have to buy a tank to be safe on the road,” said Rader.

The disadvantage for small vehicles is only when considering multiple-vehicle accidents. According to IIHS data, pickups and SUVs are proportionally more likely than cars to be in fatal single-vehicle accidents,

Tires

carre تعرّفوا الى وظيفة زيت المحرك مع زانتاير

June 24 2018 12:30

carre خدمة تدوير (تأكيس) الاطارات مع بطاقة VIP من بريدجستون

June 23 2018 12:30

carre أهميّة فحص الإطارات بعد التركيب تتعرّفوا إليها في مركز زانتاير

June 22 2018 12:30

carre خدمة الإنقاذ السريع مع بطاقة VIP من بريدجستون

June 21 2018 19:30

carre إحصلوا على خدمة تصليح جنط في زانتاير دون كلفة إضافية

June 20 2018 19:30

carre بالفيديو: شاهدوا كيف نفخ هذا الرجل إطارات سيارته

June 19 2018 12:30

carre Ferrari chooses Bridgestone Potenza S007 runflat for Portofino convertible

June 18 2018 12:30

carre خدمة الإنقاذ السريع مع بطاقة VIP من بريدجستون

June 17 2018 12:30

carre موازنة الإطارات بتقنيات عالية في زانتاير

June 16 2018 12:30

carre ما هي تأثيرات المحافظة على ضغط الهواء؟ تعرّفوا إليها مع زانتاير

June 15 2018 17:30

carre سوفت امباكت: 14 عاماً من الريادة في سوق الحلول الرقمية

June 15 2018 10:00

carre ما هي وظيفة زيت المحرك؟ تعرّفوا إليها مع زانتاير

June 14 2018 17:30

carre خدمة تدوير (تأكيس) الاطارات مع بطاقة VIP من بريدجستون

June 13 2018 19:30

carre زانتاير: خدمة متكاملة من الألف الى الياء دون كلفة إضافية

June 12 2018 12:30

carre كيفية الحفاظ على إطارات السيارة خلال فصل الصيف

June 11 2018 17:30
  1 |   2 |   3 |   4 |   5 |   6 |   7 |   8 |   9 |   10
car tires - adrenaline     bridgestone motorsport   tire safety
Dealers 
zantire 
join us on facebook  follow us on twitter 
Mme Curie Str., Minkara Center Bldg., 3rd Floor, Beirut, Lebanon - P.O Box: 5584 - Tel: 01-750 444 - Email: info@bridgestonelb.com
Web Design & Development by
Softimpact