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Collision-Avoidance Systems Should be Standard on New Passenger Vehicles, Says NTSB | Edmunds.com

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edited June 2015 in General
imageCollision-Avoidance Systems Should be Standard on New Passenger Vehicles, Says NTSB | Edmunds.com

The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called for automakers to make forward collision-avoidance systems standard equipment on new passenger vehicles to cut the number of rear-end crashes.

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  • brenrobrenro Posts: 38
    More weight. More complexity. More cost to the consumer. Can't we just ensure people really know how to drive before we give them licenses?
  • vonoretnvonoretn Posts: 14
    I'm guessing that these systems would save one third of the lives lost in the USA (32,000 in 2014). They would even allow the drunk driver to get home with much less danger to others, and they alone are today responsible for 10,000 of those deaths. And those deaths are not just the drunks, a good portion of them are innocent women and children who just got in their way. It is disturbing that with all the technology we have today, the best effort we can come up with to save ~750 lives a year in crashes is a low tech explosion of a pillow (airbags) after impact. I don't like the government doing anymore than they should do, but there are 3 things that they should do and don't: 1) Make English the official language of the USA, one language on all written communications. Mexico's official language is Spanish, we have none. 2) Make the metric system the official measurement standard. No one noticed but the entire US auto industry went metric in 1978, the government failed to follow-up. 3) Require radar full time braking on all cars. If it is mandatory, all cars sold can still be competitively priced, no advantage to anyone. Billions of dollars will be saved in accident avoidance, lowering insurance and body work costs to consumers.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    I don't understand what it has to do with traffic safety but Wikipedia says "The government of Mexico uses Spanish for most official purposes, but in terms of legislation its status is not that of an official language."
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