Analysis from the IIHS reveals that the rear occupants are actually at the next danger of a deadly harm than these seated within the entrance of a car. Nevertheless, knowledge reveals it has nothing to do with the cabin design. Quite the opposite, it is as a result of the frontal space has turn into safer with superior airbags and security belts, options which might be not often out there for rear passengers.
In response to this rising concern, the IIHS debuted its average overlap entrance crash check final yr, and the company added a brand new check dummy with strain sensors within the backseat behind the driving force. The check dummy is in regards to the measurement of a petite lady or a 12-year-old little one. For a car to get a Good ranking, there ought to be no “extreme danger of harm to the pinnacle, neck, chest or thigh” of the dummy, and it should “stay accurately positioned throughout the crash with out sliding ahead beneath the lap belt (or ‘submarining’).”