Small-overlap crash tests on pickup trucks; some don’t pass even tho’ they meet federal standards.

Ford F-150 Only Pickup Truck to Earn Top IIHS Safety Rating

Today from Care for Crash Victims:

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

An excellent article, showing a video of an IIHS crash test, conveys the importance of truck safety to workers and companies.

“Both consumers and businesses should pay attention to the IIHS tests, safety experts said.

“These ratings are terribly important,” said Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety. “If I was a fleet manager, I would make sure I had my workers in the safest one. It also will save companies money over the long run.”

Beyond preventing injury, using safer vehicles reduces lost work time, workers’ compensation insurance claims and liability risk, Ditlow said.”  See

https://www.trucks.com/2016/04/12/ford-f-150-pickup-truck-earns-top-safety-rating/

The National Safety Council’s 2015 Injury Facts reports that at work about 1,500 motor vehicle deaths and 100,000 injuries occur each year.  The NSC estimates the economic costs to be nearly $24 billion in 2013.

That is about 4 motor vehicle deaths at work per day in the U.S.A. today.

The silence on this tragically preventable problem of American workers from President Obama, presidential candidates, and the media is deafening.

When will enough be enough?

 

Lou

Cover of Car Safety Wars by Michael Lemov
Cover of Car Safety Wars by Michael Lemov

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