What Are The Rollover Resistance Ratings?

The Rollover Resistance Ratings are based on the Static Stability Factor, which estimates the risk of rollover in the event of a single vehicle crash, mostly when the vehicle runs off the road.  Studies have shown that taller, narrower vehicles, such as SUV's, are more likely than lower, wider vehicles, such as passenger cars, to become tripped by roadside hazards, resulting in running off the road and vehicle rollovers.  The Rollover Resistance Rating, however, does not address the actual causes of the driver to lose vehicle control, thus issuing debate over the stability of the vehicle versus the operating abilities of the driver.

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