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Safety Concerns Regarding Pickups
"low back" seats (no headrests) and a standard cab.
I once had an import pickup that was like that. I remember driving
past what appeared to be a minor read-end collision involving a truck
very similar to mine. The rear end of the truck, which had been hit by
a passenger car had minor damage, indicating a relatively low-speed
I later read that the driver of the pickup had been killed because the
impact caused his head to be thrust through the rear window which was
directly behind his head. I assume that, in addition to serious
lacerations, he may also had broken his neck.
I got rid of that pickup fast after that!
Today, many pickups have high-back seats to help prevent that.
However, many have extended cabs where the rear passenger is still at
Have any of you had a similar experience or know of any?
What other safety concerns do you find with pickups?