Is it possible to avoid a rollover?

Contrary to common belief, vehicle rollovers only occur in approximately 3 percent of all major car accidents. While this small percentage may not seem very threatening, it is important to keep in mind that although they are not extremely common, they account for more than 30 percent of car crash fatalities. Fortunately, there are new […]

The rating system for rollover resistance

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) releases an update on its Special Report 265 which studies and assigns a rating for rollover propensity for a variety of vehicles. The rating is one of the gold standards in the auto industry. This post will go over the rating and how it affects the safety of your car. There are around 10,000 […]

Pointers to a Car Susceptible to Vehicle Rollovers

Vehicle rollovers have increasingly become a primary source of concern across various States in the U.S. In San Diego, California, pundits, the Police Department, and medical practitioners have voiced grave concerns over the rising cases of vehicle rollover accidents arising from high-up motor vehicles such as SUVs and vans. Based on verified statistics, an estimated […]

Rollover rating SUVs explained

Rollovers are serious concerns for SUVs, vans, and other high-up motor vehicles. Rollovers are incredibly dangerous accidents. It is estimated that around 10,000 people a year is killed in rollover accidents. Rollovers are dangerous because people can be killed in two instances, the initial crash and getting crushed if the vehicle ends up upside down. […]

Vehicle Rollovers and compensation

All vehicles are susceptible to rollovers to various extents. Alarmingly, rollovers tend to have a much greater fatality rate than other types of vehicle collisions. Having said that, it’s important to understand exactly what can cause your vehicle to rollover, so you can protect yourself. Owners should take precautions to reduce the chances of rollovers happening […]

Vehicle Rollovers and compensation

All vehicles are susceptible to rollovers to various extents. Alarmingly, rollovers tend to have a much greater fatality rate than other types of vehicle collisions. Having said that, it’s important to understand exactly what can cause your vehicle to rollover, so you can protect yourself. Owners should take precautions to reduce the chances of rollovers happening […]

California man dead after vehicle rollover crash

A recent incident in Tulare County, California underscores the dangers of operating a vehicle on our state’s roads. Even if you are a safe driver, you have no control over the ways other people drive ? which can include drunk, distracted, reckless or even all of the above ? and that’s a scary proposition. A […]

There is no performance standard when it comes to rollovers

The U.S. Government typically strives for some level of vehicle performance standards in the context of occupant protection in all areas of crash safety. Generally speaking, vehicles are held to these standards in an effort to keep occupants protected in an accident. Surprisingly enough, practically all situations are covered by these performance standards except for […]

What is the difference between tripped and un-tripped rollovers?

As with most types of vehicle accidents, there are many factors that contribute to vehicle rollover accidents. However, there are only two ways these types of auto accidents occur. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), vehicle rollovers are categorized in two ways: tripped or un-tripped rollover accidents. According to data collected by […]

Testing demonstrates how well car roofs withstand rollovers

As automotive design has advanced, passenger cars, pickup trucks and SUVs have become increasingly safer. Yet the causes of accidents will always exist and motorists and their passengers still face many potential dangers while on the road. Rollover accidents, while less common than other kinds of collisions, are among the deadliest. If a car or […]