ROLL OVER CRASHES – cause fatalities & serious injuries in the United States including FLORIDA

Every year in the United States, more than 10,000 people are killed in rollover accidents, and some 24,000 more are seriously injured. SUVs and pickups are the most rollover-prone vehicles. Some say that tougher standards and more rigorous testing are urgently needed.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s report published in 2008 – Roof Strength and Injury Risk in Roll over crashes is available by clicking on the following link:

NHTSA upgrades roof strength regulation. “The long-awaited federal upgrade of the 35-year-old regulation governing vehicle roof strength will save 135 lives, prevent more than 1,000 injuries and add up to $1.4 billion annually to the cost of new cars, the Transportation Department said.”

The new regulation boosts the requirement to three (3) times to the weight for vehicles up to 6,000 pounds. Vehicles weighing from 6,000 to 10,000 pounds must meet 1.5 times standard. It said that the new regulation will add $54 per vehicle.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said, “These new standards go a long way toward reducing deaths, but safety belts are the first, most important step everyone should take to protecting themselves and their families.”

If you or a loved one has been injured in a roll over vehicle crash, call the TRIPP LAW FIRM for an immediate injury case evaluation. Our injury law team is available 24 hours a day to discuss your concerns. Florida Injury Attorney G. Alan Tripp, Jr., and his staff investigators are available by calling toll-free (888) 392-LAWS (5297).


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