IIHS Testing for Whiplash Injury Explained

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There you are, waiting at the red light in the middle of the night when a driver slums his car into yours. It's not your fault, but there's a good chance he's much better off because airbags will cousin his descent where as you're going to break your neck due to the whiplash.
This sort of accident happens all the time across America and is a major safety concern for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

In this behind-the-scenes video presentation, the IIHS takes us through how the safety body simulates rear crashes to assess how well vehicle seats and head restraints prevent whiplash.

The institute takes the seat out of the car and bolts it to a hydraulic powered sled that simulates a rear-end accident.

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