Understanding Car Crashes: It’s Basic Physics

What happens to vehicles and their occupants in crashes is determined by science. “You can’t argue with the laws of physics,” says Griff Jones, award-winning high school physics teacher who goes behind the scenes at the Institute’s Vehicle Research Center to explore the basic science behind car crashes. Using a series of vehicle maneuvers on …

2015 Nissan Tsuru vs. 2016 Nissan Versa

A car-to-car test between a 2015 Nissan Tsuru, the least expensive sedan sold by Nissan in Mexico, and a 2016 Nissan Versa, the least expensive sedan sold by Nissan in the United States. With a 50% overlap and each vehicle travelling at 40 mph (64 km/h) the test highlights the significant differences in safety standards …

2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test | Consumer Reports

This crash test between a modern sedan and the classic 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air shows just how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty years. Check out for additional reviews, tips, and recommendations. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: The Institute for Highway Safety staged the test to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Find more …