The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is putting the finishing touches on a study evaluating the effectiveness of anti-rollover technology in crashes involving large trucks including eighteen wheelers, semis and tractor trailers.

The project entitled "Commercial Vehicle Rollover Prevention Technology Demonstration" was initiated in 2008 and largely completed in September 2009. Its application will concern both heavy trucks and buses involved in collisions and other incidents which would likely result in rollover.

Prevention of commercial trucking rollover would likely substantially reduce the wrongful deaths and injuries which derive from tractor trailer and bus crashes. We look forward to the publication of this report and are optimistic that its findings in conjunction with a contemporaneous NHTSA study of electronic stability control in coomercial vehicles could make our roads safer.

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