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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(248) 623-7521
5540 Dixie Highway
Waterford, MI
 
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(313) 931-5949
14305 Livernois Avenue
Detroit, MI
 
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(616) 785-5183
3655 NW Alpine Ave
Comstock Park, 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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(616) 241-9332
1210 S. Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI
 
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(269) 782-0287
56215 M-51 South (Niles St)
Dowagiac, MI
 
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3234 Van Horn Rd
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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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