The Transportation Recall Enhancement Accountability and Documentation Act of 2000 (TREAD Act) already required the agency to develop and implement a dynamic rollover test
for sport utility vehicles and light trucks and to provide the results in the NCAP consumer information program.
The only dynamic rollover test
conducted on the F-150 four-door SuperCab the dolly rollover test
--was for defense purposes in Alaniz.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established the test program to evaluate whether the government should adopt a single rollover test
Now the Jetta SportWagen is a top performer across the board with the addition of our rigorous new rollover test
As part of the Tread Act signed into law last November, Congress has ordered NHTSA to develop a dynamic rollover test
program to rate the susceptibility of particular vehicles to rollover.
Consumers Union submitted comments to NHTSA on the agency's proposed rollover test
In the rollover test
, Tesla's Model S is significantly better than other sedans as the battery pack of the car is placed below the floor pan, which provides a very low center of gravity and ensures safety.
It also added a rear-end fixed-barrier collision test and a static rollover test
for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 6,000 pounds or less.
NHTSA is developing a new rollover test
for SUVs, but says drivers should take responsibility for their own safety by wearing seatbelts, avoiding alcohol when driving and obeying speed limits.
The test include: moderate overlap front test, small overlap front test, side test, rollover test
, and rear test.
IIHS rates vehicles in a moderate overlap front crash, small overlap front crash, side impact and rollover test
, plus evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.
For more than a decade, CU has urged NHTSA to develop an on-road rollover test
, which the agency is mandated to do by November 1, 2002.