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Child Passenger Safety, Crash Test Ratings, Safe Driving, Safety Technology, Legislation
#101 of 142 Re: lack of attention [lemko]
May 16, 2011 (1:47 pm)
#103 of 142 Judge says Toyota suit can move forward
May 17, 2011 (8:21 am)
Did you hear today's news that a Central California judge is allowing an unintended acceleration-related lawsuit against Toyota to move forward? AutoRemarketing Today reported "Plaintiffs are alleging that Toyota was aware that the vehicle had the potential to accelerate unexpectedly. However, Toyota supposedly would not put in a brake-override or fail-safe system 'in an effort to meet its profitability and production goals,' according to the statement from plaintiff attorneys."
Edmunds.com CEO Jeremy Anwyl reacted with these words: "Interesting idea: Toyota should have built in preventative measure for a defect that may not exist."
What do you think?
#104 of 142 Better Seatbelts!
May 18, 2011 (6:08 pm)
I would like to see better seatbelts. What are they called? Three-point or five-point harnesses, standard in ALL CARS by 2015. If it's good enough for a race car driver to walk away from a 200 mph impact, it's good enough for me driving maybe 75 tops.
#105 of 142 Re: Better Seatbelts! [pilot1226]
May 19, 2011 (7:52 am)
But also totally bulky, uncomfortable, and inconvenient. And considering that those are used in racing where the speeds are three times as high, you have to wonder if such a restraint system is necessary in light-duty vehicles when seatbelts seem to be doing their jobs in passenger cars pretty well.
May 20, 2011 (9:07 am)
Edmunds.com Offers Live Webcast of Thought-Provoking “Truly Safe?” Car Safety Conference
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — May 20, 2011 — Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, today released the live webcast link for its first-ever Automotive Safety Conference on Tuesday, May 24. A live stream of the conference, which will feature counter-intuitive insights from fascinating researchers as well as updates from the safety establishment, will be available online at http://www.autoobserver.com/2011-car-safety-conference/webcast.html.
Viewers watching the conference online will also have the opportunity to participate by sending questions or comments. Conference moderators will accept feedback and questions at conferenceedmunds.com before and during the webcast. Viewers are also encouraged to post their thoughts on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edmunds or by tweeting edmunds using the #safetycon hashtag.
The safety conference promises to examine the issue of automotive safety from several new – and perhaps controversial – perspectives. Some of these visionary ideas, which are also documented in Edmunds.com’s Car Safety Library, include:
· “The principles of "shared space" challenge many long-standing assumptions about the meaning of safety, and the use of familiar highway engineering such as traffic signals, curbs and barriers.” (Ben Hamilton-Baillie, Architect, urban designer and movement specialist)
· “Having your eyes on the road is not the same as having your brain focused on the road. And the health of the driver is an important factor, as the perfectly healthy 75-year-old is far more capable of driving a car than a 60-year-old suffering from Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease and taking medication that would affect cognition, decision making, speed of processing.” (Bryan Reimer, Associate Director of the New England University Transportation Center and Research Scientist in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab)
· “While evaluating the effectiveness of new high-tech crash avoidance features, we need to remember that other, lower-tech road design, traffic law, and vehicle improvements also can prevent crashes and injuries.” (Adrian Lund, President of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
A full schedule and list of speakers at next Tuesday’s safety conference can be found at http://www.autoobserver.com/2011-car-safety-conference/program.html.
#107 of 142 Rear Crush tests
May 23, 2011 (8:45 pm)
We don't drive too fast backwards, but others are driving fast towards the back of our cars all the time.
I have a Mazda 5 and my kids ride on the rear-most seats often. They are just a few inches from the rear door. I do not know of any evidence that this car or any other car was ever tested for protection against a rear end collision.
#109 of 142 sunset or increase the fines?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 02, 2011 (2:15 pm)
"A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate Monday that would revamp the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) powers and increase minimum penalties the agency can charge an automaker for ignoring a safety defect that leads to a recall."
NHTSA Overhaul Bill Introduced In Senate (AutoObserver)
#110 of 142 my safety PLEASE HELP!
Aug 21, 2011 (8:47 am)
I bought a car for a friend and did all the work to be safetied it .. great safety... she couldnt' take the car as she lives in toronto and doesn't have 30,000 for a parking spot so i drove car for 2wks i love it but have a car..so decided to sell it before safety was up. long story short sold the car...they test drove it loved it bought it...drove away with it... 4days later i get a call that they did a bunch of work on it and they want 617 bucks from me.. said they needed ball joints and alignment etc and brake lines were rusty (not wet not leaking) but they wanted them replaced so they did it) and now they want me to pay for everything!!! what the heck... first they said they want 200 then i get a call they want 617. the total bill... my question is..at the time my safety was done it was done right.... a GOOD SAFETY and now they want more 3weeks later.... do i have to pay this or is the safety good for 36days to "resell or license" it or is it good for items to be fixed..please help..he is treatening to go to MTO and sue the dealership that did safety???