So does a bigger/heavier vehicle always mean better odds not getting hurt in accidents?
I've always wondered about this if you have a bigger vehicle does that mean you have a better chance on a average to not get injured or at least not as injured ? For example I get in a frontal collusion with my Camry vs a corolla or Ford Ranger vs a F150 or a Accord vs a Grand marquis. Does the weight of the vehicle over the other vehicle almost always a plus ? Thanks
That said, safety features are important, too.
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Newtons third law of conservation of momentum .
Also the construction of the vehicle is important---some of the lightest cars in the world (race cars) are among the safest.
Can't help the engineer in me... F is the same for both vehicles in a collision, so..
m(1)a(1) = m(2)a(2)
If your m is significantly smaller than their m, your a is going to be significantly larger than theirs.
Kinda like falling out of a plane. It's not the fall, it's the sudden stop (Earth has a BIG m relative to us)