The next safety frontier has been breached: headlights. If you drive a small sport-utility vehicle, odds are yours aren’t good enough based on recent testing by one of the nation’s leading automotive safety organizations.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety claims that an overwhelming number of small SUVs have inadequate headlights. The organization said that just four of the 21 vehicles tested achieved a rating of “acceptable.” None of the SUVs received a rating of “good.”
While the government has a minimum standard for headlights – and all of the entrants meet the government mandate – IIHS claims the testing methodology employed by the government doesn’t provide accurate results. (more…)