SUV Rollovers – Florida
SUV (Sport Utility Vehicles) sales have sky-rocketed in the United States over the past few years. In 2004, SUV’s accounted for 25 percent of all new-vehicle sales with over 22 million on the road. Because SUV’s are larger, and heavier than other cars, buyers often times overlook the safety issues concerning them. Unfortunately, SUV’s have the leading cause of rollover death on our highways. New statistics show that more than 12,000 people died last year in rollover accidents with SUV’s accounting for 62 percent.
In Florida, SUV sales are rising and so are the problems that come along with them. Because SUV’s have a higher center of gravity, they are the most unstable and rollover-prone vehicles on the road today...