Right now, crash testers use just a few sizes of dummies to test cars in the event of an accident. But with 33,000 deaths last year, not nearly everyone is accounted for.
Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. government built a fleet of cars that were safer than anything on the road. Twenty-five years ago, the government shredded them in secret. Two escaped the crusher. This is their story.
Get in the car, boy. Put your seat belt on. I never let anyone ride without a seat belt. That's one of my rules. And in case you're feeling like that air bag will keep you safe when I plow this lil' red devil into a retaining wall, even without a seat belt, watch this Crash Dummies ad from the early days of air bags!