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Why colliding with an SUV is likely to result in a fatality

Many car buyers rely on crash ratings to as a way of determining whether their vehicle is best for their family's needs. A 2013 research study, spearheaded by the University of Buffalo (UB), though, suggests that these results are a lot less reliable than one might expect. Instead, researchers found that vehicle type is a much stronger indicator of their likelihood to be involved in a crash than any other factor.

What's safer in an accident: A sedan or an SUV?

Many families who select an SUV over a sedan do so because they feel that they're safer driving higher off the ground. And, according to a recent research study, SUVs have been shown to be much safer than sedans. In fact, an SUV driver or passenger is at least 50 percent more likely to survive a car crash without suffering serious injuries than an individual riding in a sedan.

Why are sport-utility vehicles so dangerous to other drivers?

One of the major risks of driving a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) is the risk of a rollover accident. These vehicles are tall, which creates a higher risk of sideways forces pushing them onto their sides. Rollover crashes occur in only around three percent of serious collisions, but they pose a major threat to the victims inside the SUV and inside other vehicles impacted by the crash.

SUV dangers are real for drivers

SUVs make up around 12 percent of all vehicles on the roads in the United States today. While many people view them as safe, the fact is that they are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the roads. They have a risk of rollovers, sometimes have poor visibility and can impact and crush smaller vehicles.

Are SUVs getting safer?

You may remember a national television and print campaign several years back that was created to raise awareness, especially among younger drivers, of the dangers of driving an SUV. The campaign featured a person riding a creature that resembled a cross between an SUV and a bull in a bull riding competition. The campaign made the point that SUVs are inherently more prone than other styles of vehicles to rolling over in accidents or difficult handling situations, making them more dangerous to inexperienced drivers. Here in 2016, the state of SUV safety has greatly improved.

1 girl killed, other injured in car accident

Tragedy struck on the I-405 on Aug. 29, when an Chevrolet Tahoe collided with a Tesla in the carpool lane, severely injuring one 13-year-old girl and killing her 7-year-old sister. Both of the young girls were riding in the backseat of the car when when the SUV swerved into the carpool lane, connecting with their vehicle and compounding the damages by pushing it into a Honda Civic.

Are SUV passenger seats dangerous?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently disclosed that front seat passengers are still in greater danger of suffering injury or death in a collision than their driver counterparts. The battery of tests conducted by the IIHS were aimed at determining the front seat passenger safety of a number of late model sport utility vehicles.

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