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Second-Class Lives: Surviving a Car Crash Depends on Which Side of a Border You Live
Second-class life is an expression I coined when two events combined: Global NCAP crash tests and vehicles sold both in developed and developing countries. They allowed journalists to compare how the same model could offer diverse protection levels depending on where it was sold. Global NCAP demonstrated that once again, even if not comparing exactly the same model built in different countries. Unfortunately, that does not invalidate the “second-class life” concept. In a car crash, your survival may depend on which side of the border you live on.

What Global NCAP did was crash the cheapest sedans from Hyundai sold in two neighboring countries. On one side, it put a Hyundai Accent, which starts at $16,645 in the U.S. and is made in Mexico. On the other, there was a Hyundai ...
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