This article contains the responses of Ricardo Martinez, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), to questions during an interview with the National Safety Council. The questions cover the following topics: his mission as head of NHTSA; goals for NHTSA and their timetable for accomplishment; injury prevention and healthcare costs; NHTSA's role in injury prevention; head-impact protection rule making; drinking and driving - what more can be done; administrative license revocation laws; safety belt law compliance; fleet employer safety priorities; company penalties for poor fleet safety records; companies with particularly good fleet safety programs; collision avoidance systems; and the role safety features played in his personal choice of a car.


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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-22
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 911
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 20 1996 12:00AM