STUDY: Car makers should look closer at front collisions
A new study out from the Institute for Highway Safety says car makers should take a new look at front collisions that target one side of the car or the other.
The institute says that 10,000 people die every year in accidents similar to when a car hits a tree or a pole.
This year the IHS tested similar impacts on 11 luxury cars and only three of them got a good or acceptable rating.
"It represents a problem that is currently not being addressed by most vehicle front crash-worthiness design," David Zuby, chief research officer, said.
The Volvo S60 and Acura TL did the best.
The Infinity G-Series result was acceptable.
The worst was the Lexus 350is.