The driver walked away with some injuries, not dangerous, in his hand. It’s Tesla’s protection system.
A story went viral for a driver, who had an accident while driving Tesla Model S P90D. The crash happened in Puerto Rico, where the car fell from a cliff, but the driver walked with a scratch on the arm.
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Elias Sobrino Najul said “Model S P90D accident in Puerto Rico. Car fell through a cliff. Driver walked out alive with only an arm scratch. Happened yesterday. Thanks, Elon Musk for your innovative safety features!”
Model S P90D accident in Puerto Rico. Car fell through a cliff. Driver walked out alive with only an arm scratch. Happened yesterday. Thanks @elonmusk for your innovative safety features! pic.twitter.com/J9otsbWNI0
— Elias Sobrino Najul (@eliassob) November 25, 2021
This shows us that Tesla literally cares about safety. According to Tesla, all of their models proved to have the lowest overall probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by the U.S. government’s New Car Assessment Program.
However, are all-electric vehicles safe?
Tesla’s safety system has a unique combination of passive safety, active safety, and automated driver assistance, which makes it important for keeping not just Tesla drivers and passengers safe, but all drivers on the road.
Electric cars have batteries that weigh a lot.
So, this makes electrical vehicles heavier than traditional vehicles. The extra weight helps save the drivers. According to IIHS, as research shows, occupants in heavier cars experience less force in a crash, which means fewer injuries.