The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a study today which revealed that three pickup trucks had marginal or poor ratings in side impact crash tests. The test results may seem a bit surprising because the three pickup trucks should have an advantage because of their size, weight and height. The three trucks are the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Dodge Ram 1500, and Nissan Titan.
The side crash tests determines the safety for passengers in crashes with SUVs or pickups. The Insurance Institute can compare side crash test results with other vehicles of the same type and in the same weight category. These three trucks did worse in their results than many of the cars that were tested.
The Institute said that passengers in trucks have a higher seating position and the crash dummies are head and shoulders above the striking barrier. Passengers in cars are usually more vulnerable because their bodies are in line with the front of vehicles that might hit them.
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