Autos: Safety Second

As automakers from 20 countries last week displayed their wares at the 53rd Paris Motor Show, which is Europe's biggest, safety came second. To be sure, the U.S.-owned entries, such as General Motors' West German Opel and English Ford, have as standard items in their '67s some of the features that their U.S. cousins have—including padded dashboards and emergency flasher lights. The Europeans, too, are offering disc brakes, recessed knobs and fixtures, both front and rear safety-belt anchorages, plus such equipment as impact-absorbing bodies (France's Renault and Britain's Rover 2000) and...

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