NY Car Accident Alert: Heavy vehicles not safe enough in rollovers

NY Personal injury lawyers wrote about the dangers of rollover injury in car accidents, and showed you a video of one too. Consumer safety organizations are pressuring the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to demand safer rollover protection for larger vehicles. At present, the NHTSA requires that the roofs of vehicles under 6,000 pounds be strong enough to sustain a force triple the vehicle’s weight. But vehicles over 6,000 pounds need only support one-and-a-half times the vehicles weight. This means that heavy vehicles may legally have proportionately weaker roofs. This increases the likelihood of wrongful death and personal injury in a car accident. Details here.

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