If you’re thinking of downsizing your car, but you’re worried about safety, here’s some important information. In crash tests, the U.S. insurance industry awarded top scores to the 2008 Smart fortwo micro car, the smallest car for sale in the market. It received the highest rating of “good” in front-end and side-impact testing. These tests show how well vehicles stack up against others of similar size and weight. The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says a small car may be more practical in congested urban areas where serious, high-speed crashes are less likely. The institute conducted the crash test to help guide consumers who want a small car that can give them good protection. The institutes’s president, says the engineers of the Smart designed a high level of safety into a very small package. However,when it comes to safety, bigger and heavier is always better.