Autos: Steps Toward Safety

More than 50,000 Americans will be killed in auto accidents this year. That is an estimate by the National Safety Council, and such statistics have heightened demands from Congress that Detroit's automakers do more to make cars safe. Responding to that pressure, General Motors Corp. last week passed a minor but significant milestone on the road toward greater driving safety. Chairman Frederic Donner and President James Roche announced that on all its 1966 cars, G.M. will incorporate as standard equipment six safety features that are now optional on most models. The items: rear seat belts, padded dashboards, padded sun visors,...

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