SUV Fatality Rate Down 8.7%; Greatest Decline of All Vehicle Types According to Latest Fatality Data
– The latest highway fatality data just released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that a number of key safety indicators show that SUV safety has improved, according to SUV Owners of America: Overall occupant fatality rate for SUVs showed the greatest decline of all vehicle types, down 8.7 percent.
SUVs had the largest decline of all vehicle types in occupant fatality rate in rollover crashes, down 11 percent.
Occupants killed and injured in two vehicle crashes involving a passenger car and an LTV (pickup, van, SUV): passenger car deaths down 4.9 percent and LTV deaths are down 3.0 percent.
Among all passenger vehicles, SUVs had the largest increase in registrations, up 11 percent.
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