Feds propose new roof strength requirements

Thomas, Ken
March 2008
South Texas Automotive Report;Mar2008, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p17
Trade Publication
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.


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