Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lil' Cars

I have nothing against little cars, but I found this Reuters article about the Smart "micro car" a little silly:

The 8-foot, 8-inch vehicle received the highest rating of good in front-end and side-impact testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, helping address some concerns that consumers may be more vulnerable in the tiny two-seater.

The tests, released Wednesday, show how well vehicles stack up against others of similar size and weight.....
Hello? "It's good, for a little car," doesn't answer the question. Course most people just read the headline, Smart receives top crash scores, and will now have the impression that the little car is safe. It is cute, but safe I'm not so sure about.