Jersey Shore Personal Injury and Employment Specialists

Could your vehicle choice put you at higher risk for an accident?

On Behalf of | Dec 5, 2019 | Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey claim thousands of lives every year. It is no surprise then that vehicle manufacturers work hard to implement new safety features that can reduce the chances of an accident or provide more protection for you in the event of an accident. However, despite the many advancements in this area, there are still some vehicle choices that put you at higher risk of getting into an accident or suffering severe injuries or death in an accident.

Your choice of a vehicle, according to Forbes, is something to take very seriously if you wish to stay safe on the roadways. Knowing which vehicles have a history of being unsafe can allow you to make better buying decisions.

One important point to note is that the vehicles where you will have a greater chance of dying if you were in an accident are all small in size. This is simple science. Heavier and larger vehicles provide more protection and can withstand a crash better than smaller ones due to physics. In addition, many of the most dangerous vehicles are sports cars, which is not a surprise either due to the nature of these vehicles and how they represent speed and aggressive driving practices.

When choosing a vehicle, always look at the crash test rating. This is a very accurate measurement of the overall safety.

When buying a new vehicle, make sure that you consider the overall safety. Pay attention to safety features, ratings and the general size of the vehicle to help make the safest choice. This information is for education and is not legal advice.