Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) GM's announcement of availability of automatic seatbelt restraints in Chevrolet Chevette models in spring noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Warren, Michigan) Details given with regard to GM's display of types of passive restraint systems using belts instead of air bags. Volkswagen's use of automatic belts noted. General Motors Corporation film shown. Controversy over air bags outlined. [GM engineer Wilson WEST - thinks problems with selling air bags as option in 1974-76 model cars was public's concern as to reliability of bags.] Federal law requiring some sort of passive restraint in all cars by 1984 noted. [Traffic Safety administrator Joan CLAYBROOK - cites support for air bags.]
REPORTER: Don Webster
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Webster, Don
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
- You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
- You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
- If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.