#19- These Controlled Crashes Of Cars Hitting Other Cars At 125 MPH.
There are drastic differences between cars crashing at 5 MPH, 25 MPH and 125 MPH. The first two you’ll most likely survive if you have your seatbelt on while the other one, you put yourself at a high risk of life-altering injuries or death. Last year the Dynamic Test Centre in Switzerland was tasked with studying the forces involved in crashes at 125 MPH and these are some of the resulting videos.
To aid in getting the test cars to such dizzying speeds in a short amount of space, a hill was used to let gravity aid them. The first video shows a car traveling at 125 MPH T-boning and rear-ending a stationary car held in place by a concrete barrier. In both instances, the driver cell of both cars involved was blasted to smithereens.
The next video shows a station wagon crashing just into a barrier at the same speed. With no other car to soften the impact, all the energy goes directly through the car. We reckon there’s a .1 percent chance of survival in that case.
The last video showcases a cab-over semi-truck rear-ending straight on into another truck at just 50 MPH. With no engine to cushion the impact, the test dummy in the other truck gets squashed.
Although these tests are a bit extreme, they do highlight the dangers of high-speed driving. Hopefull,y the information gathered from these tests can be used to make cars safer and make other drivers think twice about going break neck speeds on normal roads.
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