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Automobile Injuries Archives

Yamaha Rhino Rollover Injuries & Deaths

Yamaha's Rhino UTV--Unstable Design or Unsafe for Consumers? September 2, 2009 -- Since its introduction in 2003, Yamaha's Rhino UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) was an instant hit amongst the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) crowd, selling more than 150,000 units. With side by side seating, a small utility bed and the...

Jordan Rollover System Simulates a Rollover Accident

Consumer Groups Unveil Dynamic Auto Roof Crush Test WASHINGTON, DC -- December 29, 2006 -- A new auto roof crush test can simulate real life conditions and show what would happen in a vehicle rollover accident, according to the consumer groups Public Citizen and the Center for Auto Safety. They...

New Auto Roof Rule Would Override State Auto Safety Standards

Consumer Group Denounces Proposed Auto Roof Standard WASHINGTON, DC -- December 9, 2005 -- A proposed change in the rule about automobile roof strength fails to protect drivers and passengers involved in rollover accidents, according to the consumer organization Public Citizen (Press Release, November 21, 2005). The group charges that...

Tire Rule Violated Safety Requirements

Appeals Court Requires Better Tire Pressure Monitoring Rule WASHINGTON, D.C. -- August 15, 2003 -- A lax rule concerning tire pressure monitoring systems was arbitrary and violated safety requirements, according to a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The rule did not meet the...