Editorial: Small cars pose higher safety risk

06/1/2009 | Washington Times, The

Efforts to increase fuel economy may also lead to a rise in car-crash fatalities, writes the Washington Times editorial staff. The writers cite an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety report that concluded that "some mini-cars earn higher crash worthiness ratings than others, but as a group these cars generally can't protect people in crashes as well as bigger, heavier models."

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