The IIHS started these offset and small offset tests because real world statistics showed that they were the most common type of impact in accidents. But that was for the drivers side only. The passenger side offset and small offset were not a significant percentage of accidents. I wonder why they would test them if they weren’t very common.
@“the same mountainbike” , you really came very close to the major reason why the federal government can’t control spending, even though you were wrong about the IIHS being a government agency.
Within the federal government bureaucracy, if you are in a management position, you get an evaluation once a year. All the evaluations are sent to a board for review and the top managers at each level are selected for advancement to the next level.
The problem is that the evals (evaluations) are almost always top grades. On a scale of 1-10, 99% are 10’s, the rest are 1’s. You are either a hero or a dirtbag. The people on theboards do not know you or anyone else under review.
In addition to the numerical score, you have a comments or remarks section and they are always written in bullet form. Over the last 40 or 50 years, the bullet that has become the most important is the size of your budget. Its literally the only thing that can break you out of the pack. Everyone is a 10 and has done their job brilliantly so two things break you out, your budget and the number of people who answer to you.
Most government employees are very conservative and would genuinely like to see government spending reduced, except for their department, their department needs more money. If their budget is increased, their chances for advancement is also increased.
Changing the evaluations so that the size of the budget is not allowed to be shown will not get government spending under control, but until that is done, nothing else will work.