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NHTSA Releases Vehicle Rollover Ratings for 2007

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By Admin on August 29, 2007 2:56 PM

Rollover ratings for model year 2007 vehicles have been released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Rollover ratings for sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) are improving, according to the Washington Post, which reports that "more than half of the 2007 SUVs had four-star ratings, compared to 48 of the 2006 SUVs that earned four stars out of 103 SUVs rated." The NHTSA advises the public that "a rollover crash can happen in any type of vehicle. SUVs, like pickup trucks and minivans, typically ride higher off the ground than passenger cars and have higher centers of gravity, and thus are more susceptible to rollover if involved in a single-vehicle crash."