American experts have come up with unexpected results
The American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ( IIHS ) published the results of a new study,
experts called the safest cars: it’s no longer about the price

In which experts compared the coincidence and mortality prices among drivers of open and closed variations of the identical fashions. Thus, experts identified the safest cars.
The IIHS analyzed facts on injuries concerning cars of 1-five years of age registered by the police in 2014-2018. Contrary to popular belief, convertibles were safer than a coupe. According to the IIHS report, for each mile traveled, accidents involving convertibles were 6% less than with their closed counterparts, and the mortality rate among drivers was 11% lower. Even taking into account the fact that drivers of open cars more often fly out of the passenger compartment in a collision, which is quite predictable.

As the Institute’s previous studies have shown, a hard roof reduces the risk of serious or deadly accidents, in addition to the probability of an ejection inside the occasion of a car tipping over during an accident. The driver and passengers of the cabriolet have a 43% chance of flying out of the car, while the coupe has 35%. For this reason, 21% of drivers of convertibles and 17% of ordinary cars die. In both cases, every fourth rollover accident was fatal, about half involving one vehicle, about 60% of head-on collisions, and about 20% of side-impact collisions.
Experts explain the superiority of convertibles over the coupe by the fact that drivers of such cars often use seat belts, less often exceed the speed, and hardly ever go out in bad weather. As emphasized in IIHS, the data from this study should not be a guide when buying a car. whilst shopping for a convertible, like another car, you first need to be guided by the results of crash tests.