IIHS Crash Test Video Library Provides Edification, Entertainment

Have you always wanted to visit a web site that combines all of the fun of a demolition derby with all of the usefulness of serious research for your next vehicle purchase? No, you probably haven’t, but it exists. It’s the Consumer Reports crash test video player, loaded up with about 300 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash-test videos for various makes and models of cars.

It’s not as boring as it sounds…especially in slow motion. I sat and watched a bunch of these things. Here, for example, is the Hummer H3 earning an “Acceptable” rating–okay, but worse than most puny sedans.

IIHS Crash Tests [Consumer Reports Cars]