HAD WE KNOWN IN 1900

In 1900, the idea of government regulation was in its infancy. But, perhaps that was the best time of all to determine that a new transportation system must be designed to not only get you from here to there, but use state of the art technology to protect the lives of its user. This is especially true in the case of drinking and driving. The consequences of drinking and driving have been known by every adult American for decades. Sparked by outrage and complaints of drunk driving victims and their survivors, in the last several years Congress has enacted substantial drunk driving laws. While victims groups have focused on the effective administration of drunk driving laws, air bags provide a technological method of reducing death and injury in frontal collisions--the type of crash that most frequently involves the drinking driver. However, the U.S. automobile industry has persistently refused to offer this technology for sale to customers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Safety Council

    444 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Claybrook, J
  • Publication Date: 1985-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 341
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM