Is it possible for a vehicle to be moved from a 5mph impact?
We sent some of our experts to Bruntingthorpe for The Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators (ITAI) crash test day. We met with several police officers, independent & insurance motor engineers & some representatives from the telematics industry.
Collisions were carried out under controlled conditions at 5, 10 & 15mph & were aligned to allow a front to rear square-on collision. The impacted vehicle had its handbrake applied & was in gear.
At 5mph the impacted vehicle was indeed moved forward, although upon inspection afterwards, there was only minor damage sustained to either vehicle.
Watch the video here: 5mph impact