TITLE

Feds propose new roof strength requirements

AUTHOR(S)
Thomas, Ken
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
South Texas Automotive Report;Mar2008, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the U.S. government's proposal to subject car and truck roofs to a strength test. The entry notes that the proposal was prompted by 10,000 rollover-related deaths, and will require that a vehicle's roof be able to withstand force equal to 2.5 times the vehicle's weight. In line with this, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes that the proposal needs to be improved because it has not considered ways of keeping motorists inside the vehicle in a rollover crash.
ACCESSION #
31889248

 

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