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Re: Pure aesthetics and not much safety compromise (archive)

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Posted by Jon S. on January 15, 2001 at 11:23:02:

In Reply to: Re: Pure aesthetics and not much safety compromise posted by Scottie on January 15, 2001 at 01:12:39:

I have read that the shock absorbing bumpers can actually increase injury to the vehicle occupants due to a rebound effect in low speed collisions.


The US bumpers were created to appease our facist beaurocracy. Other than protect you in straight on parking lot bumps, they don't do much else. The way I figure it, if you get hit hard, you're going to have a lot of repairs to do, regardless of weather your bumpers absorbed 5mph (isn't that the rating?) of shock or not. FWIW, euro bumpers offer very little protection...

Scottie





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