Rhino is a UTV, utility terrain vehicle, manufactured by Yamaha. The Rhino was first sold in 2003 and has been linked to numerous cases of injury and death. The reason for the injuries lies in the defective design of the Rhino. The Rhino is top heavy with a narrow wheel base making it prone to rolling over even at relatively low speeds on flat surfaces. Additionally the first models were sold without doors or handholds leading to crushing injuries of limbs between the ground and the vehicle.
It is believed that Yamaha rushed the Rhino to market and failed to consider the stability issues or passenger safety issues. Additionally, Yahama classified the Rhino as an UTV which meant that the Rhino was not subject to the same safety regulations that govern ATV’s (all terrain vehicles).
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