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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has come out with a new vehicle scoring system for crash safety. This new system is designed to help consumers have access to information that will aid them in choosing safer vehicles. It tests for front and side impact crashes, as well as resistance to rollover. The testing is much more demanding than the old system. The rating system scores from 1 through five stars, with five being the best score. Among the highest rated cars are the GM Acadia, Hyundai Sonata, Chevy Traverse, BMW 5, and Honda Accord. Most cars scored four. That’s pretty good, and indicates that the modern automobile is safer than ever before. Overall, regulators expect scores to generally be lower due to the more rigorous testing. Auto manufacturers will certainly use this data in their advertising to promote their models with the safest records.
If your car is in an accident, and you happen to find it up on an Auto Lift, it will be of some consolation to know that at least you were safe from harm, protected by the latest technology there is to offer.