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Definition of Frontal Offset Crash Test

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Frontal offset crash test: In the frontal offset impact test (used by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), a vehicle is aligned with a rigid barrier so that 40% of the vehicle strikes it. This is considered a more accurate real-world test of how cars collide head on.

Examples:
The frontal offset crash test is when two cars strike each other, but not 100% head on.

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