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Risk of fatal rollover in utility vehicles relative to static stability.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2916715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The risk of fatal rollover of utility vehicles per 100,000 registered vehicles relative to cars during 1982-87 was strongly correlated to the static stability of the vehicles. Distance between the center of the tires divided by twice the height of center of gravity explained 62 per cent of the variation in fatal rollover rates where rollover was the first harmful event. Statistical controls for 20 major risk factors indicated no correlations that would deflate the correlation between stability and rollover. Low stability utility vehicles roll over more often on the road suggesting that the lateral force of turning is often the tipping force.
L S Robertson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-23     Completed Date:  1989-03-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  300-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Nanlee Research, Branford, CT 06405.
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MeSH Terms
Accident Prevention*
Accidents, Traffic / mortality*,  statistics & numerical data
Automobiles / standards*,  statistics & numerical data
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
United States

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