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Cozz
03-15-2005, 08:41 PM
Source: theautochannel.com<p>IIHS REPORT: The Risk of Death While Driving Different Vehicles<p>This report shows how many people died per vehicle in 2000-2003. The E-class was the safest car by far while the Chevy Blazer 2DR/2WD was the highest risk of death.<p>It's a good write up, take some time and read it. It shows that some companies like Toyota and MB really work hard to protect people.<p>link: <A HREF="http://www.theautochannel.com/F/news/2005/03/15/012250.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.theautochannel.com/....html</A><p>then click on the IIHS report and tables link. (it's PDF)<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Cozz at 9:13 PM 3/16/2005</i>

Nick
03-15-2005, 10:06 PM
being that I am too lazy to read the article, how did volvo fare? Volvos are usually the safest cars...

Cozz
03-16-2005, 05:57 AM
Read the article. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
03-16-2005, 07:19 AM
chevy is on the bottom of the list awful a lot of times...let's see, we've got the blazer, the camaro, the tracker, the S10, and the cavalier <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>and volvo is somewhere, not on the best list, and not on the worst list, and I didn't bother to read the full list so it's somewhere in the middle

Flagship
03-16-2005, 01:54 PM
Wow American cars are very unsafe. I never knew the RX300 was such a safe suv, strange.

SV
03-16-2005, 05:56 PM
i'm so happy. my favorite car ever, the e-class, is the safest <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

fubar
03-17-2005, 11:13 AM
Finally some good press for Mercedes. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

alexcvt
03-17-2005, 03:08 PM
This study does not mean that E-class is the safest. It does not account for other factors, such as driver behavior.

Cozz
03-17-2005, 06:15 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>alexcvt</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This study does not mean that E-class is the safest. It does not account for other factors, such as driver behavior.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Neither does any other vehicle. This counts for all E-classes including V8's and AMG's. For ANY car to get that kind of number...impressive!

alexcvt
03-18-2005, 09:18 AM
I'm not saying it's not impressive, Cozz. But Mercedes buyers tend to be older drivers, but not too old. This puts them smack in the class of drivers with the lowest fatality rates b/c they are the safest drivers (low accident rates, high seabelt usage, lower drinking and driving rates, less speeding, etc).<p>The vehicles in this study are not necessarily being compared equally because of the distinct differences in driver demographic for some models. The more interesting conclusions of this study are the wider ones, ie fatality rate as a function of vehicle mass.

Cozz
03-18-2005, 06:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>alexcvt</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm not saying it's not impressive, Cozz. But Mercedes buyers tend to be older drivers, but not too old. This puts them smack in the class of drivers with the lowest fatality rates b/c they are the safest drivers (low accident rates, high seabelt usage, lower drinking and driving rates, less speeding, etc).<p>The vehicles in this study are not necessarily being compared equally because of the distinct differences in driver demographic for some models. The more interesting conclusions of this study are the wider ones, ie fatality rate as a function of vehicle mass.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree with your post. GM made a public statment of the same thing just hours of this public release. But we can look at different data that shows while all vehicles have become safer, MB and Toyota have surpassed the normal vehicle safty standered. Things like PRE-SAFE and ESP has dropped MB accidents. ESP dropped MB accidents by 42% in 2002-2003 alone. <p>In short, there is technology in some cars that protect the driver better. I'm willing to bet that the Chevy Blazer driver age average isn't to far from the E-class age average.