At Clark and Steinhorn, we know that while rollover crashes are infrequent, they are disproportionately deadly. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ( I.I.H.S.) estimates that less than 3% of all crashes result in rollovers but lead to 1/3 of all motor vehicle crash fatalities.
This leads to the obvious question what can be done to decrease the frequency of rollover crashes or to reduce their lethality?
The primary I.I.H.S. suggestions are to increase the total number of vehicles with stability control thereby reducing the incidence of rollover crashes in the first place and to strengthen car and truck roofs.
Obviously this does little to help vehicle operators who haven't got stability control and have a vehicle with a less sturdy roof but going forward car buyers might wish to prioritize these features. For more information about roof integrity in specific vehicles go to: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings