This study examined vehicle rollovers in terms of site-specific exposure and speeds of vehicles of varying stability.
Fifty-one rollover sites in two states were visited at the same time of day and day of week as the rollover.
A sample of vehicles moving in the same direction as the rollover were observed, and vehicle-specific data were obtained from identification numbers.
Low stability, exacerbated by the addition of passengers, increased the risk of rollover.
Speed was not correlated with stability and is not a confounder.
Rollovers could be substantially reduced if motor vehicles were manufactured with a static stability of 1.2 or greater.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident circulation, Automobile, Vitesse, Stabilité, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Traffic accident, Motor car, Velocity, Stability, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0364109
Code Inist : 002B16M. Création : 12/09/1997.