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Eddie Walsh
Eddie Walsh is the Sales Manager for Evans Motors and has worked there for 28-years. He resides in Girard with his wife Christina of 24 years and daughter Alexandria. Eddie has lived in S.E. KS all of his life and has built a good customer base by being fair and sharing empathy with them. For more information or to reach Eddie please call 620-724-6457 or visit www.evansmotors.net.
Cars, Trucks, Vans & Automotive
2011-07-01 08:19:00
SUV safety
Answer: Yes, the widespread availability of electronic stability control (ESC), which helps prevent rollovers, has increased the safety of SUVs considerably. In fact, new findings just released June 10, 2011 by the Insurance Institute for Highways Safety (IIHS) state that SUV drivers are the least likely to die in a car crash over passenger vehicles. This is a stunning turn around from previous findings over the last decade. With the propensity to roll over reduced, SUVs are on balance safer than cars because their bigger size and weight provide greater protection in a crash, according to the IIHS. The IIHS study examined accident data from between 2006 and 2009 for 2005 to 2008 model year vehicles, and tallied driver fatalities. The implementation of electronic stability control greatly reduced rollovers of the newer vehicles. Records show, from the 1999 to 2002 model years, SUVs recorded an average of 82 driver deaths per million registered vehicle years. For model-years 2005 to 2008, that rate had dramatically plummeted to just 28 per million. Largely due to findings such as this, starting with the 2012 model year, all passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. are required to have stability control. With improved stability control and combined with the size and weight, newer SUVs are actually one of the safest vehicles for your family.
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