According to an article by Forbes, regarding the reasons for Daimler-Chrysler introducing smart cars into the United States, the smart car is the most fuel-efficient fully gasoline-engine car for sale in the United States, along with being the fourth and most fuel-efficient car in the United States behind many hybrid vehicles.
Although these smart cars may be more environmentally friendly, they were awarded three out of five starts for Adult Occupant Protection. Furthermore, in April 2009, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested a Fortwo model Smart car against a Mercedes C class in a frontal offset crash test at 40 miles per hour. The test showed that when the two vehicles collide, the smaller vehicle would take more damage.
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Smart Car Negatives
Over several different tests, information has been collected regarding all the negatives of driving a Smart car. These primarily are associated with the size and look of the car. Some of the smart car negatives include:
- Car may flip from braking to sharply
- Car may flip from turning
- Lacks durability
- Lacks versatility
- Low top speed of 90 miles per hour
- No trunk
- Only 2 passengers
- Poor handling around corners
- Really stupid looking
- Slow acceleration
- Unsafe driving on freeway
- Unsafe in accidents
The primary function of this vehicle seems to be commuting and seems to only function well in perfect weather conditions, if you weigh less than 150 pounds, have no children, friends, and never need to transport anything other than your own body.
Smart Car Accident Injuries
Smart car accident injuries are typically more severe depending on the type of vehicle they are involved in an accident with, along with the speed and angle of impact. In any type of accident, the larger car will typically sustain less damage, while to smaller car will typically sustain more damage. In the case of a smart car, they are typically the smaller vehicle on the roadway, thus they typically sustain a great amount of damage and cause many severe injuries.
Some smart car accident injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Neck injuries
- Seatbelt injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages.
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If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident in Tennessee, our attorneys at Greg Coleman Law believe that you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses and damages. This may include property damage, lost wages, medical expenses, and funeral expenses.
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