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Car Roof Crush

By: AP
By: AP

More than one-third of people killed in crashes are in vehicles that roll over. Now, the government wants a stronger roof over your head.

Federal officials are proposing new rules that would strengthen vehicle roofs. And for the first time, the proposed rules would apply to large sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks, such as the Ford Expedition, the Chevrolet Suburban and the Dodge Ram.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration thinks the rule would cost the auto industry about $90 million annually. The agency says the rule would prevent hundreds of injuries, and would save between 13 and 44 lives each year.

The federal regulations for vehicle roof strength have been mostly unchanged since 1971.


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