In today’s world, Georgia motorists enjoy access to some of the safest vehicles ever made. While automakers are continuously improving their vehicles to eliminate risks, some cars are still traditionally safer than others. That’s why consumers looking for used vehicles should still consider safety in addition to cost before making a purchase.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has provided a list for the deadliest vehicles that are still on the nation’s roadways today. The list covered vehicles between the model years of 2013 to 2017. Topping the list is the Mitsubishi Mirage, which has a fatal accident rate of 10.2 cars per billion vehicle miles. No. 2 is the Chevrolet Corvette, which has a fatal accident rate of 9.8 cars per billion vehicle miles. Rounding out the top three is the Honda Fit, with a fatal accident rate of 7.7 cars per billion vehicle miles.
It is no mystery as to why the top three deadliest cars on the road are small or compact. The laws of physics show that heavier automobiles are inherently safer and better able to protect their occupants. Furthermore, the vehicles topping the list tend to have poor scores in crash and safety tests conducted by the IIHS.
Regardless of what vehicle a driver is operating, it is their responsibility to operate safely and avoid causing car accidents. A driver who does cause an accident that leads to injuries could be held liable. A personal injury attorney may work with an injured victim to seek monetary compensation that covers medical costs, loss of income and more.