The 2010 Ford Taurus has earned the top spot as the latest “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
. Several Ford vehicles have been named as previous picks this year, including the Focus, Fusion, and F-150 pickup.
In order to qualify as a Top Safety Pick, vehicles must earn high
ratings in three separate tests administered by the Institute. In
addition, winners must now also offer electronic stability control,
which comes standard on the 2010 Taurus.
Institute President Adrian Lund was quoted as saying that
“recognizing vehicles at the head of the class for safety helps
consumers distinguish the best overall choices without having to sort
through multiple test results.”
The Institute states that the criteria required to win the coveted
spot are so demanding because the award is intended to drive the
development of new safety technologies.
How does your fleet rank in terms of safety?
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