According to a recent article published in the journal Pediatrics, kids aren’t any safer in SUVs than in conventional cars. Apparently the size advantage of SUVs is offset by their increased rollover risk. This conclusion is based on a survey of accidents that occurred between 2000-2003 and involved nearly 4,000 kids under the age of 16. All in all, the injury rate for these kids was about 1.7% in both cars and SUVs. On average, the SUVs weighed 1,300 pounds more than the cars and the extra weight enhanced safety in non-rollover collisions, reducing the risk of injury by more than a third. On the other hand, the SUVs were more than twice as likely to roll over, and kids in rollovers were three times more likely to be seriously injured than those in non-rollover accidents. The good news here is that both cars and SUVs seem to be pretty darn safe, as the chance of injury in both cases is less than 2%.