4 edition of Unsafe On Any Highway found in the catalog.
March 31, 2004
by Xlibris Corporation
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||176|
From Ralph Nader’s Preface to Unsafe at Any Speed: For over half a century the automobile has brought death, injury, and the most inestimable sorrow and deprivation to millions of people. With Medea-like intensity, this mass trauma began rising sharply four years ago, reflecting new and unexpected ravages by the motor vehicle. From there the book addressed everything from brakes that didn’t work effectively to steering wheels that could impale a driver in a crash. “Unsafe at Any Speed” got so much attention that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act a mere 10 months after it hit bookstore : Daniel S. Levine.
No Highway builds an absorbing, suspenseful story around the unlikely basis of scientific researchwhich takes on a much stronger immediacy when it casts doubt on the safety of an airplane. The trouble is, the theory suggesting the aircraft are unsafe comes from Theodore Honey, an untidy, eccentric scientist whom few take seriously.4/5. By the spring of , Unsafe at Any Speed was a best seller in nonfiction. The publicity Nader’s book generated for automotive safety prompted legislation to create the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an agency devoted to saving lives by reducing the number and severity of vehicle-related crashes.
The publication of Unsafe at Any Speed led to GM’s contemptible investigation by private detectives and attempts to smear Nader, GM’s subsequent public apology at a Senate hearing, and ultimately the auto and highway safety laws that have saved countless lives and profoundly accelerated the pace of auto safety innovation. The clerk of the governing body of each county shall keep an indexed record, in a separate book, of all written notices, which he shall receive pursuant to such local law of the existence of a defective, unsafe, dangerous or obstructed condition in or upon, or of an accumulation of ice or snow upon any county highway, bridge or culvert, which.
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Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile is a landmark nonfiction book by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, first published in Its central theme charged car manufacturers of resistance to the introduction of safety features (such as seat belts), and their general reluctance to spend money on improving pioneering work contains substantial references Author: Ralph Nader.
Unsafe at Any Speed, investigative report on U.S. automobile safety published in by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who was then a year-old attorney. Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-in Dangers of the American Automobile excoriated the American automotive industry, based in Detroit, for its.
On Novemyear-old lawyer Ralph Nader publishes the muckraking book Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American book became Unsafe On Any Highway book best-seller right away. Ralph Naders Unsafe at Any Speed depicts the American Interstate Highway System as a dystopian death-trap, a smog-filled wasteland littered with the burned-out bodies of overturned Corvairs found on every corner, the pavement permanently stained red from the splatter of drivers becoming impaled on their own steering columns/5.
Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile by Ralph Nader, published inis a book accusing car manufacturers of resistance to the introduction of safety features such as seat belts, and their general reluctance to spend money on improving was a pioneering work containing substantial references and material from industry insiders.
The cover of the book "Unsafe at Any Speed" by Ralph Nader. Joan Claybrook, who led the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Are Corvairs "unsafe at any speed". Unsafe On Any Highway book Nader said YES in Inafter reviewing Nader's evidence and conducting it's own tests on Corvairs, the United States government said NO.
Many people are aware of Nader's contention that Corvairs are unsafe, but few are aware that, after an exhaustive investigation, the government arrived at a different conclusion.
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Unsafe at Any Speed by Ralph Nader - the book that changed the car industry Fifty years ago, the US had something of a haphazard approach to automotive safety.
Then a book by a young lawyer shook. Then inRalph Nader, today one of America’s best-known consumer advocates (and four-time presidential candidate), published Unsafe at any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile.
A condemnation of the lack of safety features in the American automobile, the book was a huge best-seller. you pick it up. This book should be picked up often.
MA~x FERDINAND UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED. Ralph Nader. New York: Grossman Publishers, pp., $ When the Senate Commerce Committee opened its hearings on the Highway Safety Act ofRalph Nader as author of Unsafe At Any Speed was among the first witnesses.
Ralph Nader's book "Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile" was not just about the Chevrolet Corvair, although the Corvair's propensity to. In his book “Unsafe at Any Speed”, the famous and often outspoken political activist Ralph Nader claimed that the Chevrolet Corvair was the most dangerous automobile on the road in the s.
While Ralph Nader certainly made some valid points in his most popular book, the Corvair may not have been as bad as he claimed. Unsafe At Any Speed. Fiftieth Anniversary (). Novemmarks the 50 th anniversary of the publication of Ralph Nader’s landmark book Unsafe at Any Speed.
The book focused on the faulty rear suspension system of the General Motors Corvair, This defect could cause the Corvair to skid violently and roll over.
Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile by Ralph Nader, published inis a book accusing car manufacturers of resistance to the introduction of safety features, like seat belts, and their general reluctance to spend money on improving was a pioneering work, openly polemical but containing substantial references and material from industry insiders.
Ralph Nader’s “Unsafe At Any Speed”, which appeared 50 years ago today, was the catalyst for the sea change in automobile safety that followed. Undoubtedly, automobile safety would have worked itself onto the agenda of the 60s or 70s eventually, but Ralph Nader gets the credit for affecting the changer sooner and : Paul Niedermeyer.
User: The book Unsafe at Any Speed led to a. a ban on the use of DDT. safety standards for car designs. tougher traffic safety laws. lower speed limits on highways. Weegy: Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at any Speed led to the creation of federal vehicle safety standards in the mids.
It also led to the end of production of the. What Ralph Nader uncovered led to the publication of the groundbreaking book, “Unsafe at Any Speed,” 50 years ago this week.
And it resulted in a major shift in thinking by both the American public and the auto industry that has led to significant improvements in vehicle safety and a huge decline in highway fatalities.
Ralph Nader's 'Unsafe At Any Speed' turns 50 today Nader's book, "Unsafe At Any Speed," angered the auto industry, awakened the public and forever changed American automobiles Author: Pete Bigelow.
Nader's book focused mostly on the Chevrolet Corvair, but many of the problems detailed were applicable in every auto showroom and highway smash-up. The response to Unsafe at Any Speed led Congress to pass the Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of And since then, everything that adds the word "safety" to the word "automotive" -- seat Born: That was before a young lawyer named Ralph Nader came along with a book, “Unsafe at Any Speed,” that would change the auto industry.
It accused. Back ina book focusing on the auto industry and automotive safety was published, titled Unsafe at Any Speed, written by a then-young lawyer named Ralph book featured Chevrolet’s popular economy car, the Corvair.
The Chevrolet Corvair sold for under $2, and was the only massed produced American car to feature a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine.