USDOT: New Vehicles Must Protect Against Rollover Ejections

The Department of Transportation says that passenger vehicles will have to be designed to keep occupants, even those not wearing seat belts, from going through the side windows during a rollover accident.

The ruling was formalized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Thursday. "Safety is our highest priority," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said. "This new standard will help save lives and reduce injuries by requiring vehicles to have a safety system that keeps occupants in the vehicle in a rollover crash."