They shouldn’t mix with regular vehicles on public roads.
December 22, 2010
| Status Report, Volume 45, Number 13
Tiny Wheego Whip fails side crash test
A recent side crash test of the 2010 electric Wheego Whip shows why low-speed vehicles like the Whip shouldn't share the road with regular traffic.
May 20, 2010
Low-speed vehicles shouldn't mix with regular traffic
More states are allowing a relatively new breed of vehicle on public roads, but crash tests by IIHS show why the mix of low-speed vehicles or minitrucks and regular traffic is a deadly combination. These vehicles don't have to meet the basic safety standards that cars and pickups do, and they aren't designed to protect their occupants in crashes.
October 22, 2008
| Status Report, Volume 43, Number 9
NHTSA rejects faster, heavier golf carts
Federal regulators have rejected petitions to increase the allowable weight for low-speed vehicles and also launch a medium-speed-vehicle class.
April 6, 2002
| Status Report, Volume 37, Number 4
Souped-up golf carts hit the streets
Neighborhood electric vehicles are becoming more common because of environmental incentives, but it's dangerous for these glorified golf carts to mix with regular traffic.
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