A Look At The Progress Made In Vehicular Safety

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A new report takes a look at the strides that have been made in automobile safety in previous decades, and it’s an interesting read considering how far we’ve come.  Today’s safety developments may be focused on active safety systems that attempt to correct for driver error (lane departure warnings, automatic braking to prevent rear-end collisions, etc.), but 30 years ago, a fight took place just to get airbags put into all vehicles.  Following on the heels of the successful adoption of these types of protections came laws geared toward seatbelt usage and protecting children from crashes through the use of appropriate car seats and booster seats.  Although the article is written from the point of view of how State Farm has worked to improve safety, it’s still important for how it shows the road we’ve taken to the current state of automobile safety.

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