Study: SUVs Are More Deadly To Pedestrians Than Cars
IIHS STUDY FINDS SUVS APPEAR TO BE MORE DEADLY TO PEDESTRIANS THAN CARS
Honolulu, HI (KHON) – A new study suggests that SUVs are more likely to seriously injure pedestrians than cars.
That’s according to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Researchers analyzed 79 crashes from three parts of Michigan.
They found that those involving SUV’s going 20 to 39 miles per hour, resulted in pedestrian fatalities 30% of the time.
At those speeds, with a car pedestrian fatalities were 23%.
Among the 79 crashes, three involved an SUV going faster than 40 miles per hour and all three caused pedestrian fatalities.
For cars going faster than 40 miles per hour, the fatality rate was 54%.
More research into the subject is required because the sample size was small and limited to one area.