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 dolly rollover test
will rebut this defense as well, since the belted dummy was partially ejected and sustained major head damage.
The vehicle received four stars in the frontal crash test and rollover test
, and earned five stars in overall driver safety, side barrier and side pole crashes.
While it is true that the government has not yet formally adopted a specific rollover test
, it has sponsored an extensive study on the reliability of various test methods and how well they predict rollovers, and has proposed a rule that would require all automakers to conduct two tests that some manufacturers and plaintiff experts have used to evaluate rollovers.
The model also performed well in high-speed front and side-impact tests, a rollover test
and evaluations of the seat and head restraints, all of which are requirements for the Top Safety Pick award.
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.(8)
Now the Jetta SportWagen is a top performer across the board with the addition of our rigorous new rollover test
. Volkswagen is committed to offering its customers state-of-the-art safety performance that goes beyond basic federal standards.'
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.
The Outlander PHEV received high marks all around, scoring four out of five stars in the overall frontal crash and rollover tests
, while also receiving five out of five stars in the combined side crash ratings.
Among the topics are a tractor-trailer rollover crash test, the analysis of a real-world high-speed rollover crash from a video record and physical evidence, rollover testing of recreational off-highway vehicles for accident reconstruction, a comparison of linear variable deceleration rate rollover reconstruction to steer-induced rollover tests
, and glass debris field longevity for rollover accident reconstruction.