There used to be a time when Forbes.com, in collaboration with ForbesAutos.com, used to come out with some interesting top ten lists. Well, ever since they shutdown ForbesAutos.com, Forbes auto industry related top ten lists just seem to be getting more boring.
Their latest list outlines the most dangerous vehicles of 2010. What was Forbes reason for putting together the list? The article starts off by saying how the government is cracking down on distracted (texting) driving. The only important piece of information Forbes really gives out here is that out of the “8,000 crashes that occur each day nationwide “” 80 percent are caused by distracted driving, according to AAA.”
It then says that distracted driving isn’t the only thing we should be blaming for the severity of the occupants’ injuries and that some vehicles are just built poorly.
As Forbes puts it:
Tiny cars and low-level sedans are especially at risk, according to crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Bigger cars, because of their mass, generally fare better in tests “” but may be more likely to roll.
This helps explain why the Chevrolet Aveo and Chrysler PT Cruiser, both inexpensive, smaller cars, have the worst crash-test ratings in their class “” they each received “marginal” test-results for side- and rear-impacts. They join the Cadillac STS and Mercury Grand Marquis as some of the most dangerous vehicles of 2010.
Oh and Forbes, in the slideshow, that’s a picture of a Mitsubishi Galant Fortis in Japan (otherwise known to us as the Lancer), not a Mitsubishi Galant.
– By: Kap Shah