Airbags

Airbags can significantly reduce the chance of death or injury in an accident. Defective airbags, however, can cause serious harm to drivers. The Center for Auto Safety is working to ensure that airbags are properly engineered and truly protect occupants in collisions.

USA Today Editorial: Secret settlements vs. your safety: Our view

Selfish wishes of a few should not override public interest.

What people don't know can hurt them — as proven repeatedly by a system of secret justice that has grown up inside the courts.

General Motors' handling of its Chevy Cobalts with faulty ignition switches is the latest example. GM has settled several claims by victims or their loved ones — on the condition that the terms remain secret.

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