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Cars Are Safer Than Ever, But…

Here’s the good news. If you have the misfortune of being in a collision in a later-model car, your chances of survival are better than ever. For a long time, Auto Repair in Atlanta GApeople thought that the mass of sheet metal and drivetrain in a 60s or 70s-era car inherently kept the driver and passengers safer. That’s now been definitively proven wrong.

Vintage cars have been crash-tested with newer, much smaller and lighter vehicles, and it’s the vintage cars that always come out much worse in these encounters. With no seatbelts, no airbags, no padded surfaces, old-style safety glass and doors that could pop open and eject the occupants, older cars were pretty lethal, really. With 50s-era cars in particular, their rigid frames and bodies might hold up fairly well in a collision…but the passengers, not so much.

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