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Road Hogs

Car safety bosses have staged a series of bizarre crash tests to tackle the danger of real life road hogs.

Nearly 30 people die and more than 3,000 are injured every year in collisions with wild animals says Germany's motoring organisation ADAC, especially with wild boars.

A fully grown male boar can tip the scales at 450 lbs and can charge a car right off the road, say experts.

Now scientists have conducted a high speed crash tests on realistic life-sized models to show motorists how to survive a collision.

A test driver smashed into a fake family of boars to study the damage caused to cars wired up to high-tech sensors.

"You are at more risk if you swerve into another lane and maybe hit another car. Just keep in lane, brake if you can but if you can't just go right through the animal," said a spokesman.

German Herald





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