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      08-14-2012, 03:23 PM   #61
albeee
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I'm not sure braking to slow the car down would make the test any better, only more confusing. There are so many variables, and you really can't test them all for every single new car ever made. What if you get hit by an accelerating car? What if the road was wet and/or slippery? What if the driver simply panicked and couldn't think of a methodical way to avoid the impact in the heat of the moment? I think that's what this test is trying to show-the time when nothing but the car itself can save you. The worst that can happen. I'd rather have them test this out and use it as a guideline knowing that if it can handle this test, it can surely handle a less severe impact.
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