NHTSA New Crash Test Tougher, Evaluates Fewer Vehicles


- July 29, 2010

Too many vehi­cles were pass­ing gov­ern­ment crash tests. This is a good thing, but not to NHTSA. Their solu­tion is to raise the stan­dards and make it more dif­fi­cult to pass. Automak­ers are con­cerned that con­sumers will reject vehi­cles that see their rat­ings decline. Addi­tion­al­ly the gov­ern­ment will be test­ing few­er mod­els than in pre­vi­ous years, poten­tial­ly leav­ing some mod­els unrat­ed.


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