CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →
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
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:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.