February 2, 2023
Michael Brooks, executive director at the Center for Auto Safety, sides with the legislators. “At this point, we would recommend a trained safety driver in every autonomous vehicle on the road,” he told U.S. News. “They’re not yet where we’d like them to be on safety.” By Jim Motavalli February 1, 2023 On January 27, the…
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On June 9, 1978, Ford Motor Company agreed to recall 1.5 million Ford Pinto and 30,000 Mercury Bobcat sedan and hatchback models for fuel tank design defects which made the vehicles susceptible to fire in the of a moderate-speed rear end collision.
The side saddle fuel tank design installed in over 10 million trucks – all 1973-87 General Motors full-size pickups and cab-chassis trucks (pickups without beds) and some 1988-91 dual cab or RV chassis – is the worst auto crash fire defect in the history of the U.S. Department of Transportation.