The IIHS awarded its rating "Top Safety Pick" has all the 2008 Subaru
Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is proud to announce that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has designated all models of the Subaru range as being the "Top Safety Pick" if the teams control the dynamics of the vehicle ( VDC) electronic stability program (ESC).
Subaru Impreza, Legacy / Outback, Forester and Tribeca 2008 all deserves this honor from the IIHS, which allows consumers to identify vehicles providing the best overall protection and reducing the risk of injury to occupants in a collision. "We welcome the efforts of Subaru to produce vehicles meeting high requirements of maximum security of the Institute" indicates a
Adrian Lund, Ph.D. and president of the IIHS. "These are remarkable models that possess a superior resistance to impact."
According to statistics from the IIHS, front and lateral impacts are the most common fatal crashes, killing nearly 75 percent of victims of road accidents in 2005. Rear collisions
are generally not fatal but result in a large proportion of injuries due to the impact of the accident. About 60 percent of insurance claims in 2002 were for injuries and cervical lesions.
The 2008 Subaru Impreza has recently been the first compact car to be chosen "Top Safety Pick", mainly because it offers the option to control the dynamics of the vehicle - the ESC system is now a requirement to obtain the designation of "Top Safety Pick." Control of the dynamics of the vehicle can help the driver stay on course in the event of emergency maneuvers that would normally cause loss of control. The Institute's research indicates that
the ESC system reduces the risk of fatal vehicle a 56 percent and 32 percent the risk of car crashes accidents. Many accidents involving a single vehicle rollovers are the system and ESC reduces the risk of mortality in such cases 80 percent (SUVs) and 77 percent (cars).
How vehicles are evaluated the
The evaluations of the ability of a frontal impact resistance of the Institute are determined from the results obtained in deporte frontal impact test at 65 km / h (40 m / h). Overall evaluation of each lateral FOLLOWS vehicle performance has a crash test in which the side of the vehicle is confronted by a barrier moving at a speed of 50 km / h (31 m / h), which represents the forward end of a van or SUV. The rankings obtained reflect the probability of a serious driver, passenger or both injuries allegedly suffered in real situation.
Protection tests simulate a rear collision collision in which a stationary vehicle is struck from the rear at a speed of 33 km / h (20 m / h). For more information on its security and IIHS tests, visit the website of the Institute www.iihs.org.
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