• WSE Posted: 11/17/2009 10:10am PST

    Great, the government has come up with yet another way to force automakers to increase the weight of their vehicles, while simultaneously complaining about their fuel efficiency. Why stop here? Let's cut to the chase and require everyone to drive an M1 Abrams tank covered with strobe lights and gets 45 mpg. You can't make a car like that? Well, you're not being a team player.

  • dee Posted: 11/17/2009 3:39pm PST

    Come on, did they have to crash a Murcielago for the test?

  • greedo Posted: 11/17/2009 3:49pm PST

    glad to see us finally getting this. You may not hit a pole every day, but a lot of other things (corners, motorcycles, etc) are shaped similarly.

  • JavaJunkie Posted: 11/17/2009 4:16pm PST

    A crash pole test? C'mon-just buy a GM with Onstar and if you hit a pole or someone else broadsides your car, Onstar can sense the extent of your injuries. On the other hand, if you run into poles frequently, I would suggest an eye exam or another mode of transporation.

  • Damien Thomas Posted: 11/17/2009 6:59pm PST

    These kinds of accidents are far more common than you think. Glad they are doing trying to make the vehicle's safer in this respect.

  • Buzz Posted: 11/18/2009 2:23am PST

    I think that the fact that more cars get top safety marks is a good thing - it shows how much focus there is on safety in recent years.

  • Save the Sheetmetal Posted: 11/18/2009 5:29am PST

    The IIHS also has tougher ratings this year...only a third of the same cars are top safety picks this year

  • Edibali Posted: 11/29/2009 1:11pm PST

    hi . how much many crashed murcielago . if you know tell me pleas .

  • Chris Posted: 8/26/2010 4:58pm PDT

    Just require that all cars be kept waxed and it will just bounce off whatever it hits.. lol
    Or just butter them up