This is just my opinion. I think the smart car is the dumbest car ever. They cost as much as a nice Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla but only get slightly better mileage. Why anyone would buy one is beyond me, but I suspect it is just for the "look what I got" aspect.
They actually aren't as bad in accidents as people assume. Photos like these just further that stereotype. You can find bad car wreck photos of every type of car I'm sure.
I don't know any details on the real safety of these cars, but put an SUV in between two trucks like that and I have a feeling, the result wouldn't be much different. No passenger car is going to win that battle. You get hit like that, no matter what you are in, you better hope you've said your peace.
That being said, I wouldn't drive one until everyone else on the road is in one. Same reason I don't drive a motorcycle.
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