Pedestrians are more likely to die under the wheels of SUVs and crossovers, according to a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nationwide nonprofit research organization dedicated to finding ways to reduce road injuries.
One of the authors of the report noted that when hitting a pedestrian with an SUV or crossover due to the high front part, the main blow takes the body, which is much worse than the legs dissipates the energy of the impact. In addition, such machines are heavier, respectively, report greater strength to the body.
The study was conducted on the basis of 79 cases of collision with a pedestrian only in the state of Michigan in recent times. Researchers acknowledge that their work needs a much larger scope.
The introduction of additional restrictions for owners of SUVs and crossovers is only a matter of time, because, according to the consulting agency AutoForecast Solutions, the production of crossovers has tripled over the past 10 years, and, as you know, demand creates supply and insurers will find a way to prove to the public the benefits of such measures.