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Small Car Dangers #213849

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 16, 1971
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(Studio) Ins. Institution for Highway Safety, non-profit, independent organization, studies small cars and highway crashes.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Institution film shows head-on crashes between standard size models and econ. models: 1st crash between Chevrolet Vega and Chevrolet Impala; 2nd between Ford Pinto and Ford Galaxie; 3rd crash shows Dodge Colt and Plymouth Fury crash. 4th crash of AMC Gremlin and AMC Ambassador. Damage in and out cars extensive. Small cars completely demolished. Larger cars held up slightly better. Ford spokesperson says crashes seldom occur as shown. [Institution spokesperson Dr. William HADDON - says occupants of smaller cars exposed to far greater hazards than those of larger cars; notes occupants not made known of risk.] Haddon says 7,000 deaths yearly from head-ons.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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