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Old 12-23-2014, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default Vehicles awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick awards skyrockets for 2015

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/12/23/v...kets-for-2015/

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By practically every measure, passenger vehicles in the US are continuing to get safer. With the year rapidly coming to an end, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is releasing its annual list tallying of the scores for the latest vehicles to see how they compare to last year. Judging by the agency's evaluations, the numbers look quite positive.

According to the institute, 71 vehicles earned either the Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ rating so far in its testing for 2015. Among the latest winners, there have been 33 TSP+ awards and 38 TSP medalists. That's a healthy increase over the 22 TSP+ and 17 TSP grades in 2014.

The figures appear even more impressive when you consider that it keeps getting harder to earn the + designation. In the latest round of testing, a vehicle must offer some form of front crash prevention automatic braking to get the mark. Previously, just a warning to drivers was necessary.

This list also illustrates the ways that automakers adapt to new testing procedures. In 2013 there were 117 TSP ratings and 13 TSP+ awards. Then, the IIHS mandated that to be a safety pick, a model had to score Good in the institute's four crash tests, plus a Good or Acceptable in the small overlap front test. That brought a plunge in 2014 to just 17 TSP grades. With the numbers climbing again, companies apparently have deciphered how to perform better.

Some brands especially stood out on this year's list. The IIHS praised Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Acura for offering standard front crash prevention systems on some models. Subaru received at least one of the awards for all seven of its models. Toyota also had seven, and the Honda brand did too though the institute counts the two- and four-door versions of the Civic and Accord separately.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:53 PM   #2
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soooooooooo mercedes, volvo, subaru, honda, and toyota make safe cars. How is this news to anyone?
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:03 PM   #3
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soooooooooo mercedes, volvo, subaru, honda, and toyota make safe cars. How is this news to anyone?
The NEWS is, if you had read the text, is that these brands have stepped up to make more of their models safer than they already were.

To dumb it down for anyone who can't "read" : It's obvious these brands had a couple of models that were safer than most but now they have more of those models that are on the same level of "safe."
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:59 AM   #4
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vehicles are only as safe as the biggest idiot on the road

and equipping many of these cars with electronic 'nannys' only makes things worse as drivers become more and more detached from the actual task of DRIVING and

we get....more accidents that have more idiots survive them

which is.......just bloody marvelous
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Old 12-24-2014, 08:33 AM   #5
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vehicles are only as safe as the biggest idiot on the road



and equipping many of these cars with electronic 'nannys' only makes things worse as drivers become more and more detached from the actual task of DRIVING and



we get....more accidents that have more idiots survive them



which is.......just bloody marvelous

I 100% agree can't stand accident provention stuff on my AMG LUCKLY I can go in to the settings and shut it all off.
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Old 12-24-2014, 11:54 AM   #6
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vehicles are only as safe as the biggest idiot on the road



and equipping many of these cars with electronic 'nannys' only makes things worse as drivers become more and more detached from the actual task of DRIVING and



we get....more accidents that have more idiots survive them



which is.......just bloody marvelous

Traffic fatality is basically the lowest its ever been in history. Social Darwinism based on the all important mad driving skillz aside, the result speaks for itself.


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Old 12-24-2014, 06:34 PM   #7
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Traffic fatality is basically the lowest its ever been in history. Social Darwinism based on the all important mad driving skillz aside, the result speaks for itself.


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and such is the state of the world...much of it anyway.

we don't have huge wars to keep population down and to kill off the cannon fodder like we used to

and.....well.....the marching morons will march ever on.....

Cyril M. Kornbluth got it right so long ago.....
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