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Blog Posts in December, 2008

  • Effects of the Election on Auto Safety?

    With a new administration comes new opportunities for auto safety. There are two areas in which the president’s new appointee to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) can immediately improve American auto safety. First, he or she can complete the revamping of some of our most antiquated auto safety regulations. For example, we are still operating under a roof strength ...
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  • Keeping Belts Snug in Rollover

    We have seen a remarkable number of cases in which seat belted occupants are somehow either partially ejected or completely thrown from a vehicle during a rollover despite the fact that they were wearing their seat belts. The evidence points to a startling conclusion: seatbelts are not reliably remaining locked during the course of a rollover. In some ways this isn’t surprising. The lock ...
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  • Finding a Safe Car Part One: Three Essential Resources

    Friends often ask me whether the car they are thinking of buying is safe. I always refer them to these three terrific sources of car safety information: 1. WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV – This is the government’s website reporting on its safety testing of vehicles. The government doesn’t test every vehicle sold, but it tests many of them, more rigorously than in the tests the car makers are required to pass to ...
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