accident drives Hatfields to campaign for bus seat belts
The former senator and his wife say Wednesday's
collision with a car has shown them the dangers of riding buses
unsecured Read More...
BRENT WALTH and JONATHAN NELSON
bags punch out of their dash- board cocoons at more than 140 miles
Because of their speed, they both save lives and occasionally squander
them. Read More...
all enjoy the convenience, fun and safety of flying.
We also understand that there may be times when our best efforts for
a safe flight will be inadequate, and an accident could happen. While
most accidents are minor and pose no significant risk to the airplane
or its occupants, some can result in major injuries or fatalities.
However, studies of serious accidents have shown that the proper use
of shoulder harnesses, in addition to the safety belt, would reduce
major injuries by 88 percent and reduce fatalities by 20 percent.
Terry, director of crash evaluations for General Motors, holds up
It is from a crash-test dummy, an aluminum-and-vinyl replicated human
head. Terry contemplates it, assuming the "Alas, poor Yorick" position.
"It weighs ten pounds," he says. "In an automobile crash, because
of the forces at work, your body parts may weigh 20 times normal,
so this head would be 200 pounds-you couldn't control where it went."
standards from the federal government
for securing child safety seats should simplify installation and reduce
injuries Read More...
dual-stage air bags part of some 2000 autos
Experts say improved technology will reduce the number of deaths and
injuries from the equipment Read More...
By CATHERINE STRING
The Associated Press
wearing your seatbelt?
You just might live to regret it. Just ask Arizona Cardinals'
lineman Ernest Dye, who recently underwent surgery to repair
a severed arm after his car overturned Read
Safest Cars on the Road
Would you believe the VW Beetle tops the Jeep Cherokee? Our new ranking
system goes beyond the usual data and finds some surprises. Robert
L. Simison reports. Read More...