With so many large vehicles still on the roads in American, how smart is it to drive a “smart” car, especially considering the ability to walk away unharmed from an accident.
American automobiles are on a diet – getting smaller and more lightweight in order to comply with mileage regulations. This means that auto makers are replacing steel with light metals and plastics, which lowers gas mileage but also decreases the protection of the occupants. Some studies show that “smart” car drivers are up to 12 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in a car accident. The likelihood of severe injury is even higher.