Join the folks at Fifth Gear as they crash a Ford Focus into a barrier at 120 mph or 193 km/h. After you take a look at the result, remember that a two vehicle head on crash at freeway speeds here in BC is somewhat the same. Two vehicles coming together at 100 KM/H each is the energy equivalent of this car striking the barrier at 200 km/h. Regardless of the circumstances, you don't want this to happen to you.
It's unfortunate that DriveSmart BC does not do fact checking on the claims it's posting.
"Two vehicles coming together at 100 KM/H each is the energy equivalent of this car striking the barrier at 200 km/h."
This is in fact 100% not true. The impact energy of each vehicle is the same as that vehicle hitting a stationary object at 100km/h, as each vehicle absorbs it's own energy. This is grade 8 physics. You get a F.
If you speak of the force experienced, you are correct. If you speak of total energy, and I referred to energy in the article, I am correct...