Speeding a leading cause of fatal rollovers
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 3:07 pm
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that rollover incidents have a higher fatality rate compared to other types of road incidents. It is estimated that every year, more than 10,000 individuals are killed due to rollover incidents. Rollover fatalities could result from many different factors, such as alcohol or substance use, not wearing seat belts, and driving taller, narrower vehicles with higher center of gravity.
Speeding is also considered among the leading causes of rollover crashes. In fact, an estimated 40% of fatal rollover crashes have been associated with excessive speeding. The NHTSA further stated that nearly three-fourths of fatal rollover incidents have occurred on roads with a speed limit of 55 mph or higher.
Apart from all of these factors, however, a significant number of fatal rollovers in the country are the result of defective vehicle or vehicle components. To learn more about taking legal action after being involved in an injurious rollover crash due to a defective vehicle, speak with an attorney at the Auto Defects by calling today.