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Published on Jun 17, 2011
Safety is the number one priority at the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the Rollover Simulator is one tool used to emphasize the importance of using seatbelts. The Rollover Simulator recreates what happens to vehicle occupants during a rollover crash. The simulator works by rotating the trailer-mounted half-truck up to 30 miles per hour with crash test dummies positioned in the vehicle in place of occupants. During a demonstration at a NDDOT press conference, multiple scenarios were played out to show what the outcome is when occupants wear their seatbelts as well as when they don't.
The NDDOT has created a video of this presentation to use as an educational tool demonstrating the importance of seatbelt usage.