Rollover Safety Gets a Big Boost in New Roof Rule

This article focuses on a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which upgrades the roof strength standard on vehicles. Designed to improve protection for people in rollover crashes, the standard doubles the current roof strength requirement for vehicles with weight ratings up to 6,000 pounds. The ruling also covers roofs on heavier pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) for the first time.


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  • Accession Number: 01141313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2009 9:59AM