Autos: A Step Toward Safety

Detroit traditionally has stressed style and speed in automobiles ahead of safe ty. But considering the carnage on the highways (49,000 traffic deaths last year), and under continued pressure from the Government, the industry has been moving gradually to make cars safer. Last week the automen took an other step. General Motors announced that it is adding two new safety features as standard equipment on all its ]967 models, which will appear this fall.

The two: a collapsible steering column that will help protect drivers from be ing impaled in a collision, and inde pendent front and rear brakes, each...

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