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General Motors Corporation / Passive Restraints / Seatbelts #256360

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1978
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(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

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