In 2002, 42,815 people lost
their lives in U.S. highway fatalities, the highest level
since 1990. SUVs and pickups trucks accounted for more
than 60 percent of that increase last year.
If today’s SUVs were modified
with the Guardian’s safety improvements, over 2,200
lives every year would be saved in highway accidents.
With the safety improvements of the Guardian XSE, the
number of lives saved would rise to nearly 3,000.