Silva Vinh. suv. December 31st , 2016.
Roof crush injury risks are higher in vehicles with a greater propensity to roll over. Because they are taller and narrower, SUVs, or sports utility vehicles, are three times more likely to roll over in an accident than are other passenger cars. In 1973, the government passed Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 216, creating a standard roof strength test to measure the integrity of roof structure in motor vehicles. This test was to apply to motor vehicles weighing six thousand pounds or less. Many SUVs weigh more than this, and are therefore exempt from compulsory safety standards that may be crucial to preventing roof crush injury. In light of SUV roof crush injury risks, consumer advocacy groups have urged the federal government to modify standards so that they include any vehicle weighing ten thousand pounds or less.
Though rollover accidents are regarded as highly survivable events, the integrity of a vehicle's roof structure during impact is crucial. Windshield reinforcement is a critical component of vehicle design: when a windshield is destroyed in the course of an accident, the strength of the roof is instantly reduced by 33 percent. As a result, roof crush injuries are often extremely serious. Common roof crush injuries include neck fractures and other spinal injuries. Sometimes a brain injury may result from the roof crushing in on the vehicle occupant. These head and neck injuries can also cause paraplegia, quadriplegia, or other life-altering conditions.
Americans who live in major cities -- such as New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Baltimore, or Atlanta -- often have the option of helping to reduce total yearly carbon emissions by taking public transportation. The American Public Transportation Association estimates that using public transportation saves $1.4 billion worth of gasoline each year. However, many Americans do not live in areas where subways, buses, or trolleys are available or convenient.
The new Honda Pilot is definitely safe. It was given 5 stars in both the front and side crash test ratings in tests conducted by the government and earned a very good 4 stars for rollover. When there's a family inside, that's important. It can comfortably hold eight people. There's a 5-speed automatic transmission and a 3.5 liter engine, with the capability to shut down half the cylinders for increased fuel economy. The overall rating of the Honda Pilot is 19 mpg. It carries the features you'd expect, with stability, traction control, and antilock brakes, all for a base price of just over $28,000.
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