Auto Safety

Auto Safety

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America has struggled for 30 years to resolve controversy about the use of occupant restraint systems in motor vehicles. The book uses the differing perspectives of conflicting interests, democratic pluralism, to explain why it was so difficult to resolve the dispute and how the breakthrough toward resolution was ultimately achieved. Principles governing policymaking and corporate influences are explained and insights are provided for policymakers, corporate executives, lobbyists, consumer activists, attorneys and judges, and legislators who are participants in regulatory processes. America has struggled for thirty years to resolve controversy about the use of occupant restraint systems in motor vehicles. The book uses the differing perspectives of conflicting interests, democratic pluralism, to explain why it was so difficult to resolve the dispute and how the breakthrough toward resolution was ultimately achieved. Principles governing policymaking and corporate influences are explained and insights are provided for policymakers, corporate executives, lobbyists, consumer activists, attorneys and judges, and legislators who are participants in regulatory processes.Without a passive-restraint standard, they would install manual belt systems in all their new cars.33 Insurers could, however, ... Toyota had already achieved considerable success marketing a motorized, nondetachable shoulder belt on the Cressida in the early 1980s. ... of vehicles.35 A telephone survey of automatic belt owners commissioned by NHTSA found that the Volkswagen and Toyota systemsanbsp;...


Title:Auto Safety
Author: John David Graham
Publisher:Praeger Pub Text - 1989-01-01
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