IIHS news release • February 4, 2010
First time Institute ratings small pickups for rollover protection; only one model rates good in test that assures strength of roof
ARLINGTON, VA — The Nissan Frontier has the strongest roof and the Chevrolet Colorado the weakest among 5 small pickup trucks, all 2010 models, that recently were tested for rollover protection by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Frontier, also sold as the Suzuki Equator, is the only pickup in the group to earn the highest rating of good. The Ford Ranger is rated acceptable while the Dodge Dakota, Toyota Tacoma, and Colorado (also sold as the GMC Canyon) earn the second lowest rating of marginal.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr020410.html
Low-speed vehicle crash tests
IIHS news release • May 20, 2010
ARLINGTON, VA - Low-speed vehicles and minitrucks shouldn't share busy
public roads with regular traffic
More states are allowing a relatively new breed of vehicle on public roads,
but crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show why the
mix of low-speed vehicles (LSVs) or minitrucks and regular traffic is a
deadly combination. LSVs are designed for tooling around residential
neighborhoods, and minitrucks are for hauling cargo off-road. While these
vehicles have a lot of appeal as a way to reduce emissions and cut fuel
use, they don't have to meet the basic safety standards that cars and
pickups do, and they aren't designed to protect their occupants in crashes.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr052010.html
Mini and microcar bumpers
IIHS news release • June 11, 2009
Mini and microcar bumpers allow pricey damage; none of the 7 tested rates
good under new system
ARLINGTON, VA — Urban drivers often pick mini and microcars because
they're affordable, fuel efficient, and easy to park on city streets.
Fender-benders are hazards of urban driving, and just one of them can add
up to thousands of dollars in repair costs because the bumpers don't
adequately protect vehicles from damage. None of the bumpers on 7 mini and
microcars the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently tested earns
the top rating of good, and just 1, the Smart Fortwo, is acceptable. Five
out of the 7 earn poor ratings and 1 earns a marginal.
Full text of news release: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr061109.html
Micro and minicar roof strength test results
IIHS news release • August 20, 2009
Smart Fortwo rates good for roof strength; test is designed to assess &
compare occupant protection in rollover crashes
ARLINGTON, VA — The Smart Fortwo has the strongest roof and the Chevrolet
Aveo has the weakest among 2009 micro and minicars recently tested by the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Smart earns the highest rating
of good compared with acceptable for the Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Mini
Cooper, and Toyota Yaris. The Aveo is rated marginal.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr082009.html
Reducing Rollover in 15 Passenger Vans
There is documented proof that the 15 passenger van can be one of the most
dangerous vehicles on the road today in terms of rollover. Take a closer
look at the 15 passenger van and see how Roadmaster's Active Suspension
significantly enhances the safety of the vehicle.
2007 Ford Expedition | Dynamic Rollover Test by NHTSA | CrashNet1
This dynamic rollover crash test was conducted to investigate the dynamics
of belted occupants during rollover crashes. This test was conducted with a
modified 2007 Ford Expedition on the FMVSS 208 rollover cart moving at 48.1
km/h (29.9 mph), releasing the vehicle with its roll axis perpendicular to
the direction of rollover cart motion, and first contacting the passenger's
side. The vehicle was modified by replacing the rear seat with a
modified front seat to simulate similar characteristics in both seating
positions. The center console was also removed. The air bags were disabled
for this test condition. The OEM belts and buckles were replaced in all
positions. The driver and left rear seats were replaced with a seat with
integrated 3-Point belts without pretensioners. The right front position
was equipped with a motorized retractor and a pretension buckle system1.
The pretensioner was fired manually at 300ms into the event and the
motorized retractor was manually activated prior to launch.
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Accidents, Rollovers & Recoveries from the Eighties Video 2
PLEASE READ This is a further collection of Recovery Jobs that I did in the
late eighties. It gives you a chance to see some of the great characters
that were in the industry back in the days before it went all Health and
Safety. Plus of course a number of Policemen so comfortable with what they
were doing, that they allow their sense of humour to show through.
The Stripper was for one of our HGV drivers who was always playing tricks
on people and his wife knew that if she set him up at home, he would see
right through it, So we did it at work using a real Police Officer the
driver knew, to introduce the lady as his new navigator.
I know some of the technics look appalling now, but we knew what we were
doing and I never 'lost a man on my watch'! If anyone recognises
themselves, please take a moment to say hello.You will find several more
collections like this on my 'U-Tub' Channel.
Top-Heavy (Crash Test Rollovers Compilation)
I made this for MfalmeVTold since he requested it.
This video features the following vehicles:
2009 Honda Stepwgn
2010 Ford Ranger
2009 Daihatsu Mira
2003 Chevrolet Blazer
2010 Daihatsu Tanto
2006 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab
2011 Daihatsu Move
2011 Nissan Rogue
2011 Nissan Serena
2011 Nissan Elgrand
1999 Isuzu Rodeo
2009 Toyota Prado
2008 Nissan Rogue
1992 S-10 Rollover Test 1
This is an old 92 S-10 that i sold to a neighbor of mine. he worked for a
Crash Test company and this is them rolling my truck!! Found it on my old
harddrive and thought i'd put it up here! Enjoy.
SUV Rollovers - The Hidden Secrets of the SUV Safety Documentary
I do not own the content or copyright of this video. Rollover - The Hidden
History of the SUV' is a US documentary from 2002. This documentary
explores the history and development of the SUV / 4x4 and the growing
number of rollover fatalities that seemed to increase at the same time as
the SUV rose in popularity.
Weak federal standard allows deadly car-into-truck crashes
IIHS news release • March 1, 2011
Underride guards on big rigs often fail in crashes; Institute petitions
government for new standard
ARLINGTON, VA — New crash tests and analysis by the Insurance Institute
for Highway Safety demonstrate that underride guards on tractor-trailers
can fail in relatively low-speed crashes — with deadly consequences. The
Institute is petitioning the federal government to require stronger
underride guards that will remain in place during a crash and to mandate
guards for more large trucks and trailers.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr030111.html
New roof strength tests
IIHS news release • March 24, 2009
Roof strength is focus of new rating system; 4 of 12 small SUVs evaluated
earn top marks
ARLINGTON, VA — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is launching a
new roof strength rating system to help consumers pick vehicles that will
help protect them in rollover crashes. Twelve small SUVs are the first to
be put to the test. Only 4 earn the top rating of good. The Volkswagen
Tiguan has the strongest rated roof, and the Kia Sportage has the weakest
among the 2008-09 models evaluated.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr032409.html
Safety consequences of vehicle size and weight
IIHS news release • April 14, 2009
New crash tests demonstrate the influence of vehicle size and weight on
safety in crashes; results are relevant to fuel economy policies
ARLINGTON, VA — Three front-to-front crash tests, each involving a
microcar or minicar into a midsize model from the same manufacturer, show
how extra vehicle size and weight enhance occupant protection in
collisions. These Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests are about
the physics of car crashes, which dictate that very small cars generally
can't protect people in crashes as well as bigger, heavier models.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr041409.html