Back to Forces Lessons Forces, Accelerations, & Car Accidents

Newton's Laws, Impulse, Momentum, and Pressure all play a large roll in car accidents.  By understanding what causes the damage (large forces) we can also use a knowledge of physics to help save lives.

To the right is a list of available QuickTime video clips and explanations of the physics of the crash. Old Car Crash (115K)
Crash Tests Without Seatbelts (470K)
Children Become Bullets (175K)
Passenger Kills Driver (130K)
Parent Kills Child With Ignorance (145K)
Hit From Behind (180K)
Bad Guard Rails (105K)
Crash Tests with Seatbelts (380K)
These sites include crash test information related to specific cars and trucks.  Be sure to check out your car!