So on your same guidelines, nobody should buy the 2019 GM trucks since they are a BRAND NEW vehicle getting marginal ratings on current tests, am I right? They should spend less money and get a safer truck from Ford or Ram?
Actually this is the same crash scenario, the small overlap. Ford, Ram, and Titan all received "Good" ratings.
Two steps below at "Marginal" is all GM trucks, including the brand new 2019 Silverado and Sierras. Can I get you on record in saying that nobody should buy a new GM truck then? Or to use your words, "avoid" new GM trucks?
March of Dimes is a United States nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies. According to its website, "We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that."
The organization was founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, to combat polio. The name "March of Dimes" was coined by Eddie Cantor. After funding Jonas Salk's polio vaccine, the organization expanded its focus to the prevention of birth defects and infant mortality. In 2005, as preterm birth emerged as the leading cause of death for children worldwide, research and prevention of premature birth became the organization's primary focus.[3
Change of mission
March of Dimes polio poster (1957)
Following widespread use of the polio vaccine, the organization was faced with disbanding or steering its resources toward a new mission. Basil O'Connor, then the organization's president, directed his staff to identify strengths and weaknesses and reformulate its mission. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (NFIP) shortened its name to the National Foundation (NF) in 1958 and launched its "Expanded Program" against birth defects, arthritis, and virus diseases, seeking to become a "flexible force" in the field of public health. In the mid-1960s, the organization focused its efforts on prevention of birth defects and infant mortality, which became its mission. At that time, the cause of birth defects was unknown; only the effects were visible. In 1976, the organization changed its name to the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. Reducing the toll of premature birth was added as a mission objective in 2005.
When the front small-overlap test first emerged, my first thought was, well, the makers have pretty much beat most of the tests so it's time to spring a surprise. It keeps the IIHS and various other bureaucracies living and breathing, and most importantly, bringing in money and employing you and your friends and giving some people a platform where they can signal virtue.
More accurate ratings on our window stickers would be the real world crash results. Injuries and deaths per 10,000 wrecks, stats could be broken down into a few categories and they would mean far more than lab tests.
Because nobody goes to a crash test laboratory to have a real-world crash. And a pretty significant percent of wrecks have impaired drivers at the wheel, often with--GUESS!!--no seat belt use.:eek:
So like fasrehotrods, I read the data but that has absolutely no effect on what I buy.
Like I said, I don't buy a car solely based on how well it crashes...truth be told, I couldn't tell you how well my Buick or Versa or Dodge does or doesn't do in crash testing, didn't even bother asking either time.
If you'd actually pay attention to what I say, I said I don't care about these marginal gains in IIHS crash tests. Yes, they do a good thing, but like any government agency, they have to constantly move the goalpost to show how important they are. That said, ALL VEHICLES are safer than ever, just as they're as efficient as ever, just as they're as powerful as ever, etc. You cannot go wrong with anything out there, so I'm not going to refuse any vehicle over one IIHS test. And no, I don't care about the Silverado rating either, I forgot about it actually and had to look it up. Just figured in the name of being fair and balanced, it was as good a time as ever to mention it. :D
I thought the video showed pony cars, I did not see any GM trucks getting a pass
Which score are you using for Silverado 2019 IIHS? If it was 'marginal' I believe IIHS would have it on their site, but you of course have inside information. Granted, a marginal score would count against Chevrolet or GMC.
Or you are just making anti GM stuff up to appear objective?
You're soooooo close though. See that drop down box where it says "Silverado 1500 EXTENDED CAB PICKUP"? Change that to: "Silverado 1500 CREW CAB PICKUP".
There's my "inside information". :D