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The Car Coach: Understanding safety ratings
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What does a five-star crash test rating mean, exactly ?
The new car assessment program tests most new cars for rollover and crash safety. The safety information is collected during numerous crash tests performed in controlled settings.
The rating system was introduced in 1978 to make the safety information public to consumers.
Watch the video above to learn more about the safety ratings of new cars.