You read about how cars perform on crash tests. Isn't it more effective when you can actually see the crashes themselves?
Check out the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's YouTube channel for videos of hundreds of crash tests.
The 2008 Smart fortwo fares surprisingly well. Check out these two video clips:
Here are some scary crash tests of cars you don't want to buy (and will never be able to, thanks to our strict safety guidelines in the United States). These tests were not performed by the Insurance Institute.