Understanding Car Crashes: It’s Basic Physics

PA Traffic Injury Prevention Project Audio/Visual Library

Understanding Car Crashes: It’s Basic Physics – by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  What happens to vehicles and their occupants in crashes is determined by science.  “You can’t argue with the laws of physics,” says Griff Jones, an award-winning high school physics teacher.  Throughout the video, Jones relates classroom physics to the real world of cars and car crashes, explaining why some of the choices we make about the cars we drive – and how we drive them – can make a difference in whether we survive.  It all comes down to physics.  (VHS-22 minutes) Middle/High School      The video can be found online at

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