Like most high-end sports cars, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette hasn't been rated by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) or the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).
Standard safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes, Active Handling stability control, traction control, dual front and side airbags, and supremely capable brakes, however, and the Corvette's agile handling also contributes to its ability to avoid, rather than survive, an accident.
Visibility, however, may be an area of concern for some. Both rearward visibility through the hatch and forward over the long hood and around thick roof pillars make it tough to see obstacles close to the car, a situation only exacerbated by the low-slung seating position. Another potential safety drawback is the lack of side curtain airbags, a feature some of the competitive sports coupes offer.