In a new editorial, an author discusses how new technology in vehicles actually may not be increasing safety. According to a recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, new safety systems apparently have not appreciably decreased the number of accidents. In light of this surprising information, some believe that manufacturers would do better to focus on safety systems that obviously work to increase safety, such as seat belt technology. For example, manufacturers of limousines could install systems on vehicles which would emit a loud, intrusive noise if all occupants in back are not belted.
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