We all know that driving or riding in a car can be dangerous, but there are some vehicles that are particularly worrisome. This article is designed to educate you about some of the most dangerous cars on the market today, as well as what makes them unsafe compared to the competition. Per the data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the top 20 most dangerous cars garnered the lowest safety ratings, as measured by the number of fatalities from a five-year study. The below list was updated August 18, 2020.
When you are shopping for your next vehicle, keep in mind that your decision can affect your safety and the safety of your loved ones in the event of an accident. Be on the lookout for cars that do not come equipped with safety features like ESC (electronic stability control) and avoid them if at all possible.
By checking recent information about vehicles most likely to be involved in crashes, you can make wiser choices about which vehicle you want to drive and have your your family members ride in. You’ll be glad you did if you are ever in a serious car accident.
None of the listed cars have ESC. Considered absolutely vital by modern safety standards, ESC helps prevent cars from rolling in the event of an accident. The top 20 ranked vehicles in the list of America’s safest cars are all equipped with electronic stability control.
The listed vehicles mainly fall into two categories: pickup trucks with extended cabs and compact cars. The pickup trucks on the list are dangerous because the extended cab has a back seat has been added, and this seat is usually small and cramped. This makes it unsafe in the event of an accident. The other category represented on the list, small cars, are dangerous because of their size. Compact cars often do not fare well in collisions with larger vehicles. There is little that can be done without fundamentally changing their design.
When it comes to car shopping, be sure to do your homework on unsafe vehicles in order to maximize safety.
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