Dangerous Vehicles To Own According To A Florida Auto Defect Lawyer
Motor vehicle safety has come a long way since Henry Ford built the Model T in 1908. Even so, not all of the vehicles on today’s roadways are created equally, and some are less safe to drive than others. Before purchasing a vehicle it is always advisable to do your homework to find out which vehicles are the safest and most roadworthy, and which ones should be avoided. A Florida auto defect lawyer from Clark Fountain explains which vehicles are the most dangerous to own.
*Disclaimer: the information below does not necessarily represent the opinions of the lawyers or staff at Clark Fountain and is intended for informational purposes only.
Dangerous Vehicles to Own #1: Small Cars
Small cars are routinely found to be the most dangerous motor vehicles on the road. There are various reasons, including the fact that their light mass does not offer enough protection when they are involved in a collision with a larger vehicle. A lighter vehicle just cannot compete with a vehicle that is much heavier. Some of the more dangerous smaller cars are listed below.
Dangerous Vehicles to Own #2: Hyundai Accent (2012-2017)
The Hyundai Accent during 2012-2017 received a rating of poor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Between the years 2012 and 2015 104 Hyundai Accent drivers died in accidents. The good news is that the newer models have fared much better in crash safety testing.
Dangerous Vehicles to Own #3: Fiat (2012-2019)
The Fiat is an Italian vehicle that found popularity in the United States. Unfortunately, it has not performed very well in safety crash tests, and has even earned a poor rating from the IIHS for its overall safety.
Dangerous Vehicles to Own #4: Pickup Trucks
Pickup trucks, generally speaking, are a safer choice than smaller motor vehicles. However, they do not come without their own dangers.
Dangerous Vehicles to Own #5: Ford F-Series
According to a study done by Value Penguin, the Ford F-Series was involved in more fatal accidents than any other car, truck, or SUV. Of course, it is also the most popular truck in America which could help explain why it has been involved in so many deadly collisions.
Dangerous Vehicles to Own #6: Chevrolet Silverado
In the same study by Value Penguin, the Chevrolet Silverado was found to be the second most deadly vehicle on American roads. One of the reasons this is believed to be the case is that the newer model is over 75 inches tall.
Dangerous Vehicles to Own #7: Muscle Cars
Muscle cars are known for their sharp looks, speed, and ease of handling. Most people that buy muscle cars do so for their performance, and not necessarily because of their safety ratings. Even so, these cars are used for street racing, which can be dangerous.
Dangerous Vehicles to Own #7: Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang is an iconic motor vehicle, but the GT Coupe models from 2015-2018 received only minimal safety test rating scores from the IIHS for its structure and safety cage.
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