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Resource ID: #18394
Subject: Automobiles
Source: New Yorker
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Date: 11-Jun

Description

The New Yorker examines the reasons for "America's slipping record on autosafety," in comparison with road accidents trends in Europe and Australia. The story reveals that a so-called "passive approach," launched in the 1970s, has focused on improving the auto design in order to have crashes without injuries. This has only shifted attention from the driver to the vehicle. The article points to new scientific studies showing the human seeing and memory are selective, which causes fatal drivers' errors.

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