Consumer Reports – Empowering Us To Protect Ourselves
At the end of the Obama years, the vehicle violence record dictates we look for how we can better protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our society. Over the last 8 years vehicle violence in America resulted in: * 250,000 lives lost * 1,000,000 serious injuries including burns, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries resulting in paralyses, and crippling limb injuries.
* costs estimated by NHTSA to amount to $6 Trillion
And these vehicle violence losses are growing at an increasing rate.
Consumer Reports is now asking important questions: “As Trump Takes Office, What’s Top of Consumers’ Minds?” See http://www.consumerreports.org/consumer-protection/as-trump-takes-office-what-is-top-of-consumers-minds/?loginMethod=auto
CR survey notes that 66% of Americans do not trust the government to look out for consumer interests.
The CR survey also notes auto safety on the list. “Automakers, as well as the high-tech companies whose products increasingly play a role in the driving experience, must make safety their top priority when engineering and deploying new cars and technologies, and be quick to respond when their products are found to have problems. As CR’s CEO, Marta Tellado, noted last fall: “The world needs visionary companies that push the envelope and create products that exceed our expectations. But ambition must be balanced with accountability: When emerging technologies bring with them new risks, it must be the company and not the consumer that shoulders them.”
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