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Citation

Farmer CM, Lund AK. Accid. Anal. Prev. 2002; 34(2): 163-173.

Affiliation

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Arlington, VA 21201-4751, USA. cfarmer@iihs.org

Copyright

(Copyright © 2002, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

11829286

Abstract

Characteristics of the driver, roadway environment, and vehicle were associated with the likelihood of rollover occurrence in more than 14000 single-vehicle fatal and 78000 single-vehicle injury crashes during 1995-98. Rollovers were more likely in crashes involving young drivers or occurring on rural curves. After accounting for the effects of driver age and gender, roadway alignment and surface condition, and whether or not the crash occurred in a rural area, light trucks were still twice as likely as cars to experience rollovers. Some light truck models were much more likely than others to experience rollovers. However, while physical differences (e.g. center of gravity height) could explain some of this variability, other factors affecting vehicle stability may be evident only after dynamic testing.

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