from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In geology, a zone of faulting and brecciation in rocks.
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It is the crush-zone protection built into the front end, able to absorb the impact over a greater distance to reduce the forces transmitted to you in the collision process.
Building lighter, more resilient vehicles, (not necessarily smaller in volume) that provide more crush-zone distance, is the key.
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