There are a significant number of persons in the United States who like to drive what are commonly called “muscle cars.” These are cars with high horsepower which are capable of high speeds and fast acceleration. Examples of cars often referred to as “muscle cars” include the Dodge Charger, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, Dodge Challenger and the Camaro. Unfortunately, some muscle cars have been identified with an increase in car accident wrongful deaths.
A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that smaller cars that have more powerful engines can be deadly for not just motorists and passengers, but also for drivers of other cars. Traditionally, safety experts have believed that larger vehicles like SUVs and pickup trucks are more dangerous for drivers and passengers of other vehicles in the event of an accident. However, the dangers may be even more serious in the case of smaller muscle cars like the Ford Mustang or other similar vehicles.
Muscle cars are basically smaller American cars that have increased horsepower. These are boxy cars that usually have 2 doors and a powerful engine. These cars are typically marketed to a certain type of consumer, and the study believes that the way in which these cars are marketed also contributes to the higher death rates associated with these vehicles.