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Trans. Department / Ford Motors Pinto #54148

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1978
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(Studio) Earlier report on fire dangers in Ford Motors Pinto models during rear end collisions noted. Trans. Department report of findings in tests on car mentioned.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. tests of crashes using Pintos and Chevrolet Impalas described; film shown. Results of tests reported Photos shown; Pinto crashes resulting in lawsuits against Ford Motors noted. Lawsuit awards to Chester Kominsky, Richard Grimshaw and Jeremy Norton listed. [Highway Traffic Safety administration Joan CLAYBROOK - says auto mfrs. haven't had safety as high priority.] Ford's response to chgs. about Pintos and possible costs to company if cars are recalled reported.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Reporter(s):
Bergman, Jules;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:40

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