• Theophiles Posted: 2/18/2010 11:52am PST

    I like Autoweek's less then superlative ad better then no ad from TCC or others.

  • fb_1510606196 avatar Carl Posted: 2/19/2010 11:57am PST

    High school driver education began back in the 1950s when this became an object of study. Did “gory” PSAs on TV, radio or print work better at restraining dangerous behavior? In every case, the answer is NO – kids are certain the such things happen to other less skilled people.
    It is well established that “shut up and drive” should apply to all distracting activity for the driver. We know that airbags were mandated because they are democratic: The help protect even the people who are too dumb, or “Smart” to buckle the seatbelts. Experience shows these are kids, older people and drunks (KOD).

  • fb_1510606196 avatar Carl Posted: 2/19/2010 12:00pm PST

    We are just keeping up with the KODs. When I began crash scene investigations and crash testing the conventional wisdom was that a 10 mph frontal impact with an unyielding object (the crash barrier) would be fatal for the driver. Today, all car must demonstrate live preserving capability in a test at 35 mph. So, despite the enormous growth in numbers of cars and drivers since then the accident fatality rate remains around 40,000/year..