This article takes a look at Brian O'Neill's efforts in the fight for safer automobiles. O'Neill serves as president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and its affiliated organization, the Highway Loss Data Institute. Since O'Neill has been with IIHS, he and his allies have tackled every issue from air bags to no-lock brakes, from raising the drinking age to retaining the 55 mph speed limit. In the first six months of last year alone, the IIHS filed 20 formal comments with federal highway safety agencies. At the invitation of state legislatures to testify, the institute has become increasingly active in recent years because, "the action has moved to the state level, where battles over seat belts, speed limits and drinking ages are now being fought," O'Neill says. Most recently, the IIHS has been looking at trucks. "The trucking industry is about where the automobile industry was in the 1960s," says O'Neill.

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    Insurance Information Institute

    110 William Street
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  • Authors:
    • Crawford, A P
  • Publication Date: 1987-7

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 29-33
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00493570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-040 276
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM