City cars not protecting drivers from whiplash

The latest vehicle head restraint ratings, released by the insurers’ research centre revealed that in an increasingly popular sector, consumers looking to reduce their environmental impact are being short changed when it comes to safety with no ‘city cars’ achieving a ‘good’ rating.

With most rear end collisions occurring during low speed city driving and with smaller, lighter cars being intrinsically higher risk, Thatcham claimed that its figures were of even more concern.

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