German Crash Test

Watch The Disturbing Way Germany Used to Crash Test Cars

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When crash tests are done on the latest vehicles, safety is the main goal. We are all familiar with the crash test dummies that sit comfortably in the seat waiting for that moment of impact that determines their fate, but what if those dummies weren’t so dumb… or at least not so inhuman?

A video clip from a 1980’s episode of “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” has surfaced on YouTube that re-reveals the disturbing methods Germany once practiced with their crash tests. Instead of dummies that felt no pain, these German crash tests were done with real humans behind the wheel… all proving that the seatbelt can in fact save lives.

How some of these human test subjects made it out of these wild crashes is amazing, but thankfully the days of these human death trap experiments are long gone in Germany.

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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