Nader Offers Remedies for GM Ignition Switch Scandal

Nader Offers Remedies for GM Ignition Switch Scandal

July, 2014

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:  

Nader has the longest and most successful record of making safety recommendations that have saved more Americans from death and serious injuries than any other American I know.  Hundreds of thousands American families have been spared grief of becoming another statistic in NHTSA databases.  

In 2004, NHTSA published a report that found 

“Vehicle safety technologies saved an estimated 328,551 lives from 1960 through 2002.”  See
Most of these lives saved came after Nader published Unsafe At Any Speed in 1965.

Many thousands more lives have been saved since 2002.  Just frontal airbags alone are credited by NHTSA of saving more than 25,000 lives since 2002 — and continue to save more than 2,000 lives each year.  That is more than 5 American lives saved each day just by frontal airbags.  See

Ralph Nader deserves our gratitude for his service to America.  We can learn from his recommendations and apply them to save more lives in the future.


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