Originally Posted by zerep1
i really do not see how this accident is relevant to real world conditions
If anything, the traditional crash tests didn't simulate real world conditions well enough. Collisions don't always strike on center of the front, rear, or side of the vehicle.
The object you collide with may not always be stationary like this test, but there are loads of scenarios that could result in a similar impact to this test. A few examples:
- Losing control of the car in the snow and careening off the road towards a stationary object like a tree or a building.
- Swerving to avoid an object in the road like an animal or another car.
- Turning through an intersection and getting hit by a car running the red light.