When a car rolls over in a crash, the roof can suddenly become the floor that holds the entire weight of the car. The auto industry knows that vehicles can roll over and how to design the car body so that the pillars support the roof in the event of a vehicle rollover, preserving the occupant space and protecting the driver and passengers. The roof-become-floor should sustain the “cage” of the car body and protect occupants. A well-designed car roof should protect drivers and passengers rather than causing injuries by collapsing.
A fortified car roof with pillars will properly prevent roof crush, a common cause of serious injuries, such as these:
An accident that might otherwise be relatively minor can become a life-changing catastrophe when a car part or system fails at the time of an accident. Vehicle rollovers tend to happen on entrance ramps and exit ramps or on sharp curves that require a car to make sudden changes in direction. A driver swerving to hit a deer or another car that pulled out in front of the vehicle may cause the automobile to move laterally at a high rate of speed, destabilizing the car and resulting in vehicle rollover.
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