You'd have a better chance of being killed by the steering wheel in a `72 LeMans than you would in a new Escort. Don't think just because the car is larger, you'll be safer. Many people walk away from accidents in modern cars where they would have been injured or killed in a 30-40 year old car.84 Mark VII said:I agree that the brakes on modern cars are much better. They have made many other improvments as well in safety . Still the size of the cars has a lot to do with saftey. I sure that a brand new Escourt is a lot safer car than a 72 Pinto. If I ran into your brand new escort with my 74 Lemans I still would walk out of the accident better. A few years ago my sister in law had a Dodge Shadow. On the way home one night she hit a coon. It caused her to lose controol of the car. She stayed on the road and was not injured.The only damage to the car was that the spoiler under the grill was broken. The hole front of the car was one big plastic pice. There was no way to fix it without a expensive part and a paint job. the car was only 7 years old and the insurance totaled it out because of the expense. I hit a coon last year with my Lincoln and it was just like a little bump in the road. Pickups are much safer than most little cars. They just tell you there not because the more people that drive little cars the better the car companys average fuel enconomy will be. The evil enviromentals also beleve the little cars make less air polution so they try to trick us into driving them. I have gotten off the subject and we will never agree on this so lets just agree to disagree and as I said the fact that we can is what makes America great. Have a nice day.
yeah, for those of us who've nearly rolled a Bronco II numerous times, I can attest to that.RATT said:One important thing to note is that pick-ups and SUV's have a higher centre of gravity, which makes them harder to control in an emergency situation.