VIDEO - 120 MPH Crash Test

VideoJoin 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.

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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.

Depends if you Talk Energy or Force

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...

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