Early in the cars chapter of The Portable Dad, I wrote about how much more reliable new cars are compared to old cars. And they are - better built, better engineered, more reliable, more fuel efficient, less polluting - the list is long and impressive.
Of all the ways cars have gotten better through the years, crash safety has to be one of the biggest improvements. Watch this video of a 1959 Chevy Bel Air vs. a 2009 Chevy Malibu for some pretty dramatic visual evidence.
And buckle up.