|Topic:||Assessment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Rating System for Rollover Resistance, An -- Special Report 265|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Transportation Research Board
National Research Council
Committee for the Study of a Motor Vehicle Rollover Rating System
Friday, February 15, 2002 -- 2:00 p.m.
133 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 -- 2:30 p.m.
2218 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
An Assessment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s
Rating System for Rollover Resistance --Special Report 265
David N. Wormley, Dean, College of Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, and Chair, Committee for the Study of a Motor Vehicle Rollover Rating System, Transportation Research Board and the National Research Council
Requested by Congress in PL106-346, this report assesses whether the static stability factor (SSF) accurately measures a vehicle's propensity to roll over by comparing the SSF to real-world crash data. The report also comments on the extent to which consumers considering vehicle purchases are able to interpret and use the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's star rating system for rollover resistance.
An interim letter report was released on July 23, 2001 and can be found on the Transportation Research Board's Web page.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The final report was publicly released on February 21, 2002 and can be found in its entirety on the Web site of the National Academies Press.