SMALL WONDERS - SMALL CARS ARE SAFER, SAYS
Small cars are great fun. Almost as much fun as a scooter. They
are easy to manoeuvre in crowded cities.When you plan to buy
a car for household purposes, you first think about a car which
has recently been introduced into the market.
Most of you will consider the condition of roads in your city
before buying a car, specially when you reside in a crowded
city like Mumbai. You should pay attention to technical specifications
while looking for a new car. A wide range of tests are performed
at different vehicle centres throughout the world, in order
to help us find cars that are safe to drive.
to the latest crash test results carried out by the European
New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), smaller cars are safer
than larger cars. During tests, a remarkable number of small
cars worldwide emerged with four stars out of a possible five.
The tests include - Frontal offset crash test, Low-speed
(bumper) crash tests, Head restraint tests, Side
Small car dealers in Mumbai aso agree that small cars are among
the safest. Ranaji, the owner of of Popular Car Bazaar said,
"When our clients look for a safe car, we advise them
to go for the small car range." K Yhadav, owner of
Royal Motors, uses an Indica. Yhadav says, "For
personal use, I prefer small cars. Indica has given me the best
service for the last one year. I always tell my friends and
relatives to opt for a small car. Considering safety measures
and parking problems, I think a small car is the best choice."
He added that "Car tests have enhanced the people's
faith in small cars."
Ratings depend on how well the structure/safety cage protects
the occupant compartment, the risk of injury measured for an
average-size male, and how well the restraint system controls
occupant movement. Rankings of vehicles with similar overall
crash test ratings are based on how well head restraints and
bumpers are designed to prevent neck injuries in rear-end crashes
and property damage in low-speed crashes.
By : Sharmistha Chakraborty