There are few accidents that can result in catastrophic injuries of the kind seen in rollover accidents. Indiana personal injury lawyers find that these are some of the deadliest crashes in Indiana, and contribute to 30% of auto accident fatalities every year. One of the biggest risks to occupants of vehicles during a rollover, is the risk of ejection. Even passengers who are wearing seat belts can be at risk of ejection from a vehicle during a rollover accident.
A new rule by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration aims to reduce the number of occupants ejected during rollovers. The new rule announced last week will require automakers to enhance their vehicles to ensure that occupants remain inside the vehicle during a rollover. According to the NHTSA, the rule, which is likely to cover all vehicles by 2018, will ensure fewer ejections, and therefore, fewer fatalities in a rollover. Automakers will likely use rollover sensor-equipped side airbags or stronger glass to prevent ejections during a rollover accident.