crash test dummy 5 Star Safety Rating System Getting TougherAs of Tuesday, it’s going to be a lot tougher for new cars to get that coveted “five star” safety rating from the government.

As WWJ AutoBeat Reporter Jeff Gilbert explains, since most vehicles were getting the top 5-star grade, the government has toughened the standards … and now we find out how well the first 34 cars that were tested did. Some could drop to two stars.

It’s not that the cars are less safe, the government says, but it’s a way to differentiate vehicles that are safer, and have the latest technology.

A lot has changed since the current rating system was put into place 30 years ago.

More information will be released following a scheduled 9:45 a.m. news conference.

Copyright, 2010. WWJ Newsradio 950, All Rights Reserved.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Cooking Classes In DetroitLearn how to whip up some wonderful dishes while having fun!
5 Bucket List Items To Cross Off In DetroitThe “must-do” items for anyone making a trip to Detroit.

Watch & Listen LIVE