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Auto Safety #14816

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 25, 1971
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(Studio) Allstate Ins. Company says 1971 cars 50% more damageable than 1970 models.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Gaithersburg, MD) Auto insurance industry charges 1971 car bumpers so delicate cars self-destruct, even in low speed crashes; film shows cars crashing to study damage results; government proposes bumpers must protect critical auto safety features in 5 MPH crashes by mid-1973. Car mfrs. say government asking too much too soon; insurance industry researchers say Govt. proposal not enough for real protection.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Smith, Howard K.

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