Vehicle Rollover Risk Traverse City MI

While accidents that involve vehicle rollovers are relatively rare, you should be aware of the risk"especially if you drive a sport utility vehicle (SUV). Statistics indicate that SUVs are three times more likely to be involved in a rollover accident than passenger cars.

AutoZone
(231) 941-5512
703 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI
 
Advance Auto Parts
(231) 929-7486
2420 S Airport Rd W
Traverse City, MI

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(734) 513-2233
6228 Middlebelt Rd
Garden City, MI
 
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(269) 962-7728
1650 Columbia Av W
Battle Creek, MI
 
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(269) 323-7101
7400 S. Westnedge Avenue
Portage, MI
 
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(231) 995-0041
3439 Cass Rd
Traverse City, MI

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(231) 263-7511
233 Pearl
Kingsley, MI

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(734) 284-7349
15200 Trenton Rd
Southgate, MI
 
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(989) 837-2261
900 E Haley St
Midland, MI
 
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183 W 32nd St
Holland, MI
 
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While accidents that involve vehicle rollovers are relatively rare, you should be aware of the risk"especially if you drive a sport utility vehicle (SUV). Statistics indicate that SUVs are three times more likely to be involved in a rollover accident than passenger cars. And, if a rollover does occur, occupants riding in SUVs are most at risk.

Some SUVs pose a greater risk than others. As a result, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed Rollover Resistance Ratings (www.safercar.gov) to supplement the existing frontal and side-impact crash test data that the government organization provides. While the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (www.iihs.org), which is not affiliated with the federal government, also conducts frontal and side-impact crash tests, as well as low-speed bumper tests, currently only NHTSA assesses rollover risk.

New test procedure leads to more accurate ratings

The agency originally assigned rollover ratings to vehicles based on a mathematical calculation that took into consideration a vehicle's weight, width, and center of gravity to create a statistical likelihood of a rollover. The measurement, which NHTSA called the Static Stability Factor, was widely criticized because it did not simulate real-world driving situations. Some 2003 model-year and older vehicles have a rollover rating based solely on this mathematical calculation....

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