Of course. If it's a situation where your only choice is to wrench the wheel and slam on the brakes, go for it!
Another thing I thought of this AM (while driving on a 2-lane highway):
Headlights on for safety.
We've had DRLs on all cars in Canada since sometime in the 90's. I know some cars in the States have them, but not all.
Maybe it's just me, but it always seems like a lot of crash tests have shown that not just head-on crashes, but slight overlap are the worse kind (vs. dead-on). Does anyone else notice that?
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Simplify and add lightness.
Many moons ago, when I was a Honda tech, we were at a Honda training facility. Topic of the day was airbags, and how people overestimate their effectiveness. Instructor told us in a collision there are always 3 impacts:
1. Car into other car/tree/etc.
2. Your body into the seatbelt/airbag
3. Your internal organs against your body
A lot of times, the safety devices work great. But at higher speeds or harder impacts, there isn't much that can be done. The way the heart hangs in the chest, a severe sudden stop often rips the aorta away from the heart. Not to mention the head trauma from brain hitting skull.
Did I mention I left flat rate work to get my BSN? I've worked in the ER and the ICU; make sure you're all prayed-up before you hit the road, folks. Nobody ever thinks it will happen to them...
So in that case avoiding a head-on by driving into the wall won't help you. (But the other car lost it's opponent, and can have no damage at all).
Things change when the cars are not equal. The heavier car will decelerate less, and have less damage. The lighter car will decelerate more, and so have more damage.
Odds are that a Mirage is the lightest of the two, so yes, you'd try to avoid a head-on. On the other hand, if you're in a Hummer, and you have the choice between a head-on with a Mirage and a right-angled crash into a firm concrete wall, or a substantial tree, for your own health you'd better choose the Mirage.
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