We all want to drive the safest car. Yet, sometimes we compromise safety to obtain a vehicle we can afford or one we like the look of. Do these compromises mean that we are at more risk for being injured or killed in a car accident? Does the type of car you drive increase your risk of sustaining serious and fatal injuries in a car accident? Are mini cars more dangerous than their larger counterparts?
The answer is yes. Smaller cars, and especially mini cars
, have a higher traffic death rate than larger vehicles, according to recent data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. (more…)