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04/20/09   |   By

Accidents in Minicars Can Be Deadly | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

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Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire

When buying a car, you need to know what you are getting into.  Although they provide relatively better gas-mileage, certain minicars may be more dangerous to drive.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested three different minicars–the Honda Fit, the Toyota Yaris and the Smart Fortwo.  In its report, each of these cars performed poorly in the institute’s crash-testing performed at 40 miles per hour.  Adrian Lund, the institute’s president, told the New York Times that “downsizing and down-weighting is also associated with an increase in deaths on the highway.”

The increasing concern of global warning fueled a greater demand for minicars, which are generally accepted as more eco-friendly.  We encourage you to carefully choose your vehicles so that your safety is not compromised.

The institute’s report can be found by clicking here.  Please drive safely.

For information about your legal rights, please click here or call the law firm of Regan Zambri & Long, PLLC  at (202) 463-3030.

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