Sales of light trucks, including SUVs, outpaced sales of cars in recent years
Cars SUVs, crossover vehicles, pickups and minivans
Source: National Automobile Dealers Association
Accident deaths have declined for all vehicles over the past 10 years, but passenger cars as a group are still slightly safer than SUVs . . .
SUVs 16.2 Pickups 16.1 Cars 15.7 Vans/minivans 11.1
Passenger-vehicle occupant-fatality rates per 100,000 vehicles, 1994-2001
** IIHS crash test performance *For 2002 and 2003 model years
. . . mostly because of SUV rollovers . . . Percentage of occupant fatalities involving a rollover in vehicles of each type,...