This article notes briefly the future of automobile safety. Positive aspects noted include the adoption of a legal drinking age of 21 in 23 states, media coverage of harsher penalties for abuse of driving privileges through drugs or alcohol, and a Gallup Poll showing 60 percent favoring air bags in all new cars and 75 percent favoring a legal drinking age of 21 in all states. Negative aspects noted are issuing of a weak and ambiguous standard for occupant protection by the Department of Transportation, the need for a safer car, and the lack of support for insurance companies and other trade associations in bringing the issue of auto safety before the general public.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Safety Council

    444 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • McDermott, R F
  • Publication Date: 1985-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 338
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM