Saab safety statistics


#1

Where can I get the stats on the velocity of what a rear bumper of a Saab (1995, 900 S) can withstand before being damaged? THe bumper was rear-ended by a Volvo dead- on center.


#2

Don’t all cars sold in the US have to be equipped with “5 mph recoverable bumpers”? In theory, there should be no damage from impacts up to that speed. In reality, I believe that many cars will suffer visible damage even at a lower speed.


#3

I believe that’s 5 MPH with no damage to the fuel tank or anything else important. Damage to the bumper is allowed.


#4

Is this question by chance related to the possibility of future litigation?


#5

Go to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


#6

It can’t take a lot of punishment from a hit by a car. Somebody asked The Great Zacchini (the human cannonball) what would happen if you miss the net. He said “Squash! The Great Zacchini becomma the Great Zucchini.”