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Rollover Risk Higher in 15-Passenger Vans, Says U.S. NHTSA - VIDEO STORY


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DETROIT - December 13, 2007: The risk of a rollover crash is increased when 10 or more individuals ride in a 15-passenger van, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, automaker General Motors indicates recent technology additions mean these risks can be reduced. By installing Stabilitrack, or electronic stability control, drivers of these vans can selectively apply individual brakes to keep the vehicle in line. Passengers, GM reports, can also reduce their individual risk of injury or death by using a seat belt. The NHTSA estimates the use of a seat belt increases the chances of survival by 75 percent.

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