The volume of information can be a little overwhelming but if you want to know about the propensity of a vehicle to rollover or get the latest crash test ratings its hard to beat. The website features the ability to punch in the year, make and model of a particular car and to see how its safety looks.
The site is also great for checking vehicle recalls and safety defects. There is a mechanism on the site to report motor vehicle safety issues and one can also research such diverse topics as child passenger safety, tire ratings and safety and so-called early warning reporting.
Early warning reporting enables the consumer to search the database to determine what if any safety recalls or investigations are applicable to a particular car.
There is also invaluable information on issues involving van safety particularly concerning fifteen passenger vans which have been involved in a number of particularly deadly crashes. These vehicles have shown themselves to be susceptible to rollover and tire-failure, resulting in an estimated 58 deaths in 2006.
The National Transportation Safety Administration has made van crash reduction a major emphasis with a special outreach program to fifteen passenger van owners and operators.