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According to research by WardsAuto, in 2010 the number of cars in operation around the globe grew to more than 1 billion for the very first time. That many cars means a lot of accidents. Take a look at some of the daily activities of the dummies who work to keep you safe at the ADAC German motor club in Landsberg.

A dummy is prepared for a car crash-test at the laboratory of the German Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club on Dec. 5. The ADAC has a crash test facility where it runs various tests probing new cars for safety under different scenarios, pedestrian protection and other automotive tests.MICHAEL DALDER / Reuters
The adult dummies are approximately 5 foot 8 and weighted 172 lbs. Child-sized dummies are the size of an average 2-year-old human being.MICHAEL DALDER / Reuters
This type of test represents the most frequent type of road crash, resulting in serious or fatal injury. It simulates one car having a frontal impact with another car of similar mass.MICHAEL DALDER / Reuters