Knight at Arms
i think that is if your car hits a wall.The objects that are harder to change speed and direction, that is the more massive ones, will take more damage then objects with less mass, because objects with large mass are harder to displace.
it says that work will take place when the vehicle is stopped fast or the speed decreases in large amount. maybe because energy has to take other form idk.
so i see the opposite would be that your vehicle doesn't experience loss of speed, or not much loss of speed, so no work or much less work will take place and you'll suffer less damage.
here's the relevant part imo
If the vehicle comes to a stop, or if the speed is substantially decreased, the lost kinetic energy of the vehicle transforms into some other form. This process will involve work, the integral of force with respect to displacement. The bigger the displacement the weaker the force (and damage and injury.)