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I was at a stop light and turning right. There was a right turn lane that smoothly arc'ed to the road I was turning on (not a 90 degree turn). I was hit from behind as the person was also looking at the traffic but didn't notice that I was still in front of her. She hit my car possibly going 3 or 5 mph. Since I was at a stop, the full force of her car was a concern. She may have been accelerating a bit. The bumper is not damage except for scratches from the license plate on the other car. (just to the right of center). I assume the bumper flexed in and was able to flex back, give that it is plastic.

Is there any concern of any internal damage behind the bumper. I wasn't sure if the alignment would be affected or the frame could be torqued. I assume the bumper is rated for a certain impact. Thanks.
 

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You should be okay with tapping from 3-5 mph. The newer bumper designs are stronger compared to 20 years ago. Back then, 3-5 mph would look like 25-30mph impact and the impact beam would collapse.
 
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