A study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. shows a direct correlation between the weight of a vehicle and its fatality risk. The study of ’91-’99 model vehicles also found that large 4-door passenger cars and minivans had the lowest fatality rates of any vehicle type. The study, conducted by the National Academy of Science, found a 100-lb. (45-kg.) weight reduction in most passenger cars and light trucks and vans significantly increased fatality rates. A 100-lb. ...

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