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November 15, 2023
WASHINGTON (AP) — Motor vehicles with higher, more vertical front ends raise risks for pedestrians, according to a highway safety organization.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said that whatever the nose shape, pickups, SUVs and vans with a hood height greater than 40 inches are about 45% more likely to cause fatalities in pedestrian crashes than cars and other vehicles with a hood height of 30 inches or less and a sloping profile.
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