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Are convertibles more dangerous?

On Behalf of | Feb 17, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

It’s no secret that driving a convertible can be exhilarating and fun. People enjoy the open air, and it makes every trip a little bit more exciting than it would be otherwise. 

That said, cautious drivers may realize that a convertible feels a bit more dangerous. It’s all too easy to imagine the car rolling in an accident, and then everyone in the vehicle will be directly exposed to severe risks. They lack much of the roll cage that something like an SUV would have. So are convertibles more dangerous than other vehicles? 

There are risks, but the statistics aren’t that far apart 

Some greater risks do come with riding in a convertible. As you can imagine, there is a higher chance of being ejected from the vehicle in an accident. 

On the whole, though, convertibles don’t appear to be any more dangerous. In fact, some studies have shown that they crash less often. They’re certainly not leading to an epidemic of deaths. 

One reason for this may be that convertibles tend to be very low to the ground. A lot of the fear that people have when riding in them is that they’re going to roll because it feels so exposed. But the stance of the convertible means that it takes an incredible amount of force to actually cause that vehicle to roll. This just isn’t that common, and so the risks aren’t really any greater than riding in a different type of vehicle. 

You can always be injured in a car accident 

The key thing to remember is that you can always get hurt in a car accident because there’s always a risk of being hit by another driver, no matter what type of vehicle you drive or how safe you attempt to be. If this occurs, then you need to know how to seek financial compensation.