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I have been involved in several aspects of the old car world since the early 70's. This subject has come up more and more in the last maybe, ten years and I have spent alot of time pondering it and my involvement in historic racing has given me additional perspective on the subject I think. The basic answer is no, older cars are not safe as newer stuff for a ...


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A crash test is not a very accurate model of crash prevention, there's actually no real way to test for what can occur in a real accident. These tests are designed for one purpose, to pass the national safety rating, which is goopy sales talk for "we shot the pop can at 900 miles an hour" if its black box survived to tell us its individual parts fate it ...


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(firefighter here) simple answer: Yes. A lot. why? The structure is much more stable and deforms pretty much less in an accident (for example, cutting the struts of an old car takes 2-3 secs, a modern BMW about 15 secs). Airbags. A lot more, also on the side etc. Belt-release system that doesn't block completely and therefore decelerates you slower. ...


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No car is safe! It can (and does) hurt and kill much more than anything most of us do frequently. Best safety equipment is the operator of the vehicle....NOTHING can replace an alert, smart, and knowledgeable driver! Anyone with knowledge of their vehicle and its limitations can be a safe and courteous fellow driver. With that stated, the advancements in ...



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