Do you want to see how safe your car is on the road? The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety gives a very detailed rating for five specific categories of your car. They include the small overlap front test, the moderate overlap test, the side test, the head restraint test, and the roof strength test. Further they have a frontal crash prevention test and they also include a full report of your cars safety.
5 Steps to Finding Your Car’s Safety Ratings
1. Type www.iihs.org
2. Go to the white all cap headings in the middle
3. Click on Ratings
4. Find your Make, Model and Year of your car
5. Select it and then you will see all of the ratings for your car
5 Safety Ratings
These are the five ratings your car should have from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety:
- 1. Small Overlap Front Test- Tests for safety of car in two-lane roads with two lane traffic where a center median is absent. A common test to see if your car will survive a single vehicle crash against a tree or pole.
- 2. Moderate Overlap Test- Tests the structure and safety cage, head/neck, chest, leg/foot left, leg/foot right.
- 3. Side Crash Test- Tests the vehicle’s structural integrity and its side airbag system.
- 4. Head Restraint Evaluation- Tests the effectiveness of head restraints.
- 5. Roof Strength Test- Tests the electronic stability, tests the ability of rollover sensing side curtain airbags, and for roof strength.
Printable Safety Report
There is also a safety report for your own information. Make sure it fulfills your needs or safety concerns. Read the entire safety report and print it out.
Frontal Crash Prevention
The green lines only apply to safety features that prevent the car from a frontal crash. Many of these features may come standard or may be optional accessories -that you have to pay extra for. They may include automatic breaking which is done by the car automatically reducing its speed by applying the brakes via sensors that detect a crash maybe imminent.