We count on our car’s restraint system to keep us from being ejected in a rollover accident. By buckling our seat belts before we drive, we are doing our part to keep ourselves safe. The question is, will the vehicle’s roof structure protect us?
Car and truck safety experts know there is a direct correlation between roof crush and serious head and neck injuries. Designing roofs with pillars and support structures that are strong enough to keep the top of the vehicle from collapsing into the passenger compartment in a rollover accident only makes sense. Yet auto manufacturers have done little to create stronger roof structures in the cars and trucks they sell.