10 Jun '11, 4am

Study says drivers of Nissan 350Z sports cars run the most risk of dying in a crash.

WASHINGTON - DRIVERS of Nissan 350Z sports car and Titan pick-up, as well as the humble Chevrolet Aveo run the most risk of dying in a crash, while Audi's luxury A6 cruised in relative safety, according to an insurance report on Thursday. Meanwhile sports utility vehicles (SUVs), formerly known as rollover death-traps, now have some of the best safety records in the industry, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Bigger is better when it comes to survival for drivers, institute said it found in a study of more than 150 vehicles. The institute looked at driver death rates for 2005-2008 models during the calendar years 2006-2009. The odds of a driver dying in a crash in all types of passenger vehicles have improved, but none so dramatically as with sport-utility vehicles, considered death-traps in the 1980s and 1990s because the top-heavy vehicles tended to...

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