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      08-14-2012, 05:18 PM   #68

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Originally Posted by av689 View Post
It's really strange that bmw, benz or lexus stopped right "in the wall", while for example volvo somehow flew it by with the front wheel gone aside. And that's cuz of their super safety design or that yellow peace of metal which was strengthened? emm bullshit. concurrence of circumstances, nothing more
That yellow piece of metal is designed to deflect in a way that the car can slide around the object it is impacting. Crash survival is all about the speed at which you decelerate. Deflecting away from the barrier is a great option, even if it means you'll hit something else. By deflecting, your some of your inertial energy is transferred in to the first object. When you hit the second object, you're already slowed down significantly, and have a higher rate of survival.

There's no way to spin this. Volvo has the right idea.

It's not the end of the world though. As noted in the video, this type of crash isn't the one that kills you, it's the one that breaks your legs. Fun times!
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