- From crash + -worthy. (Wiktionary)
“Smaller, lighter cars not only hold fewer passengers and less baggage; they're also less crashworthy.”
“Among survivability features on the UH-1Y are "crashworthy" crew seats and fuel tanks, according to a description of the aircraft on the Bell Helicopter website.”
“The NTSB officials also found serious problems with Metro's oldest, 1000 series rail cars, and made clear that the Metro practice known as "bellying" -- placing those cars in the middle of trains -- does not make them more crashworthy.”
“-- Metro should replace all 1000 series rail cars, the oldest in the fleet, with cars that are at least as crashworthy as the 6000 series, which is the newest model in use by the agency.”
“The IIHS, as well as automakers, point out that it is technically possible to make the smallest cars more crashworthy than they are.”
“One reason for the increase is that IIHS has pushed manufacturers to make vehicles more crashworthy, improving occupant protection.”
“I do not know how that statistic was developed, but I believe it was based on the assumption that smaller, lighter cars are less crashworthy.”
“How about the extra 3000 people per year that die from the current CAFE standards due to smaller, less crashworthy vehicles.”
“Car makers are using significantly more high-strength steel in new models, despite the higher cost, to make cars more crashworthy without adding too much weight, which is bad for gas consumption.”
“Safety experts say that while nearly all cars are safer than those of just a few years ago, smaller models typically are less crashworthy than larger ones.”
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