Statement of Clarence Ditlow on CAS Dynamic Roof Crush Tests

Since 1970, the auto industry has fought efforts by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue a dynamic roof crush standard that protects occupants in rollover crashes. During that time, the number of deaths to occupants in rollover crashes climbed from less than 3,000 to over 10,000 each year while total occupant fatalities declined from 43,200 to 33,300.

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