While you often hear people lament the days gone by of vehicles made with heavier metals, today’s automobiles are considerably safer. Today’s vehicles are designed with collision energy management in mind. They first absorb, then transfer, the energy of a collision around the passenger compartment. Other innovations have also made a huge crash-safety impact. NHTSA has estimated that front airbags alone have reduced driver fatalities by 29%.
Here is a video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) showing a frontal collision between a 1959 and a 2009 Chevrolet that demonstrates the enhanced safety of today’s vehicles.
As times and vehicle designs have changed to keep you safer, so have the collision repair procedures used to repair our vehicles. That’s why Gold Class® businesses train every year to know the latest technologies and repair techniques that contribute to complete, safe and quality repairs for you.
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