24 SUV Safety School Bus - CEE 597 Lecture 23 SUV Safety...

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EE 597 cture 23 CEE 597 Lecture 23 SUV Safety and School Bus Standards 16 March 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 23 1
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“Full-Size SUVs: Road Warriors” http://autos.msn.com/advice/article. aspx?contentid=2908 Chevrolet's Tahoe is the top-selling full-size sport utility vehicle in the country. It's revamped for 2007 with new styling, platform and engines. With starting retail prices ranging from just over $28,000 for a Dodge Durango to near $70,000 for a Land Rover Range Rover with a supercharged 390-horsepower V8, the full-size SUV segment provides 16 March 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 23 2 many combinations of brawn and largesse.
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SUV Safety Sa e y 16 March 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 23 3
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JOHN D. GRAHAM: ivilizing the Sport Utility Vehicle Civilizing the Sport Utility Vehicle Issues Online in Science & Technology, Winter 2000 Rollovers account for 15 percent of the fatal crashes involving cars, 20 percent for vans, 25 percent for pickups, and 36 percent for SUVs. These percentages reflect both the extra safety provided by SUVs to ccupants in non llover crashes as well as the greater tendency of SUVs occupants in non-rollover crashes as well as the greater tendency of SUVs to roll over. They also reflect behaviors of the drivers of these different vehicle types. <Note: SUVs have a very high ground clearance, and a corresponding high center of gravity. Many passenger cars cannot role as a result of simply turning sharply, whereas many SUV can easily roll if a sharp turn is 16 March 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 23 4 gp y , y y p attempted. In addition, SUVs become more unstable when heavily loaded.>
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Crunch time for Sports Utility Vehicles March 9, 2003 Anil Ananthaswamy http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn3462.html Sport utility vehicles are among the most popular vehicles in the US, but Jeffrey Runge is not impressed in the least. As the US government's road safety chief, and a former ER doctor, he is calling n the automobile industry to make these beefed p hybrids of cars on the automobile industry to make these beefed-up hybrids of cars and vans much safer. In testimony to Congress last week, he said that some types of SUV are so dangerous that he will not let members of is own family drive them his own family drive them. But if Runge is right, why does his ultimate boss, George W. Bush, ant people to buy even more SUVs? The answer is that the runaway want people to buy even more SUVs? The answer is that the runaway success of the SUV means it has become too crucial to the automobile industry's well-being to let safety worries affect its commercial viability. 16 March 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 23 5
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UVs and Auto Safety SUVs and Auto Safety Aggressive design …In 2001, 19.5 per cent of all fatal road crashes involved rollovers, and 35.2 per cent of SUV-related fatal crashes involved rollovers. And in terms of fatalities from all types of crash, SUVs are slightly more unsafe than passenger cars.
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