• May 29, 2014

    Side airbags reduce rollover deaths

    Side airbags that deploy in rollover crashes reduce deaths of front seat occupants by 41 percent in rollovers, a NHTSA study shows.

    Volume 49, Number 4
  • September 27, 2013

    Rollovers of the future will be different

    Electronic stability control, strong roofs and other improvements are rapidly cutting rollover injuries. The ones that remain will look different.

    Volume 48, Number 7
  • May 12, 2011

    First roof strength tests of large pickups

    The Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra are the only large pickups to earn good ratings for roof strength from IIHS. Three other trucks didn’t do as well in the test of rollover protection.

  • April 26, 2011

    Ejection rule could change side airbags

    A new federal standard means side airbags will deploy in rollovers as well as side impacts. IIHS supports the rule but has concerns about other changes it requires.

    Volume 46, Number 4
  • December 2, 2010

    Strong roofs protect people in rollovers

    New research from government researchers backs up the Institute’s findings about the importance of roof strength in rollover crashes.

    Volume 45, Number 12
  • November 3, 2010

    NHTSA issues warning on large vans

    Two deadly crashes prompt a government advisory on 15-passenger vans.

    Volume 45, Number 11
  • August 21, 2010

    Most new roof strength ratings are good

    Automakers have been improving occupant protection in rollover crashes.

    Volume 45, Number 8
  • November 18, 2009

    27 models win 2010 Top Safety Pick with new criteria

    Nineteen cars and 8 SUVs earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award for 2010. For the first time, good performance in a roof strength test to measure protection in a rollover is required to win.

  • June 11, 2009

    NHTSA announces new roof strength rule

    The government's roof strength standard has gotten a long-overdue upgrade and is even tougher than IIHS expected.

    Volume 44, Number 6
  • March 24, 2009

    New ratings focus on roof strength for rollover protection

    IIHS is launching a new roof strength rating system to help consumers pick vehicles that will help protect them in rollover crashes. Twelve small SUVs are the first to be put to the test. Only four earn the top rating of good.

  • March 24, 2009

    Strong roofs aren't just for SUVs

    New study shows cars, as well as SUVs, benefit from strong roofs, which reduce the risk of injury in rollovers.

    Volume 44, Number 3 | Special Issue: roof strength
  • March 24, 2009

    Tougher rule on roof crush is needed

    The effort to upgrade the federal roof standard has gotten bogged down in politics and indecision.

    Volume 44, Number 3 | Special Issue: roof strength
  • March 24, 2009

    Developing dynamic test is a challenge

    A test in which a vehicle is rolled over would be the ideal way to measure protection in rollover crashes, but choosing the ideal set-up is tricky.

    Volume 44, Number 3 | Special Issue: roof strength
  • March 15, 2008

    Roof strength is linked to injury risk

    Injury rates in rollover crashes are lower in SUVs with strong roofs, a new Institute study finds.

    Volume 43, Number 2
  • January 28, 2006

    Roof strength proposal falls short

    A federal proposal to improve roof strength is a step in the right direction but won't produce big benefits.

    Volume 41, Number 1
  • November 19, 2005

    Big vans more likely to roll when full

    Adding more people to SUVs and vans decreases stability, which makes 15-passenger vans especially prone to roll over when they are fully occupied.

    Volume 40, Number 9