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Most Vehicles Earn Average Rating in Rollover Tests by NHTSA

June 8, 2004

Only one of the 33 cars, sport/utility vehicles, and pickups tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earned the highest safety rating in measuring how easily they roll over, according to the Associated Press. The Mazda RX-8 sports car was the only vehicle to earn five stars from NHTSA, which means the risk is less than 10 percent that the car will roll over in a single-car crash. The other vehicles, mostly passenger cars, earned four stars, putting their rollover risk between 10 percent and 20 percent. No vehicle earned fewer than three stars. Results were released on June 7.
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