Risk of fatal rollover in utility vehicles relative to static stability.

Abstract

The risk of fatal rollover of utility vehicles per 100,000 registered vehicles relative to cars during 1982-87 was strongly correlated to the static stability of the vehicles. Distance between the center of the tires divided by twice the height of center of gravity explained 62 per cent of the variation in fatal rollover rates where rollover was the first harmful event. Statistical controls for 20 major risk factors indicated no correlations that would deflate the correlation between stability and rollover. Low stability utility vehicles roll over more often on the road suggesting that the lateral force of turning is often the tipping force.

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@article{Robertson1989RiskOF, title={Risk of fatal rollover in utility vehicles relative to static stability.}, author={Leon S. Robertson}, journal={American journal of public health}, year={1989}, volume={79 3}, pages={300-3} }