With the tests that are done to the front of the vehicles, one thing that IIHS testers know is that the front is not the only part of the vehicle that deals with collisions. There are also crashes from the side which can be very deadly for the driver and the passengers.

Tests are run on the side of the vehicle to see how safe they are. One thing about vehicles is that the side of the vehicles do not have all that much room on the side to absorb the impact. This leaves the drivers and the passengers on the side that receives the impact of the collision in a very vulnerable position.

Among the things that have been done to improve the safety of the vehicle from the side is the addition of air bags to the side of the vehicle to take in some of the impact.


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