Car Wrecks of the 1930s: Highway Safety Prior to Seat Belts and Airbags
The cars of yesteryear could be quite dangerous. Sure, they were slower than today’s vehicles, but they also lacked standard safety features, like seat belts, airbags, shatterproof glass, and bumpers. Basically metal boxes on narrow tires, cars of the past were not designed with a thorough understanding of physics. They were top-heavy and prone to tipping, as you can see in this collection of colorized photographs from the 1930s.
Although there were a fair number of tragic deaths from car accidents in the 1920s and 1930s, these colorized photos will give you a look at the more comical and unbelievable car wrecks of the time.