Physical safety Modern cars are amazingly safer than classic cars

Modern cars are amazingly safer than classic cars. A 2009 frontal offset crash test at 40 mph between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu’s structure held up well while the Bel Air’s collapsed around the driver dummy. Injury measures recorded on the dummy in the Malibu were good except for a possible left foot injury, while a driver in a real-world crash of the Bel Air would suffer serious, if not fatal, injuries.

hat-tip Matthew