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  • Agency Missed Early Tire Warnings - 1,120 words
    Agency Missed Early Tire Warnings Correction In some Sept. 12 editions, a headline in the Business section misstated how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration handled some complaints about Firestone tires. The headline should have said, as it did in other editions, that the agency missed the complaints. By Cindy Skrzycki Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday , September 12, 2000 ; Page E01 On Nov. 30, 1998, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received a letter from a Ford Explorer owner who said his Firestone tire tread peeled off like an orange. Imagine my shock when the mechanics looked at my tire and told me I was lucky to be alive, the letter said, adding tha ...
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  • Agency Missed Early Tire Warnings - 1,113 words
    ... ncluded in the 1.4 million covered by the advisory a variety of 15 and 16-inch tires but only if consumers requested the change. Of the 148 deaths, NHTSA said 121 were reported directly to the agency, while the remainder were uncovered by Ford, Firestone and State Farm Insurance Co. in the course of the investigation. There also have been reports of 53 deaths deaths linked to the tires and Explorers in the Middle East and Venezuela. Firestone Narrows Flaw Probe By Caroline E. Mayer and James V. Grimaldi Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, September 13, 2000 ; Page A01 A top Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. executive told Congress yesterday that the company has narrowed its search into w ...
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  • Air Bags Can Kill - 716 words
    Air Bags Can Kill Air Bags Can Kill Even though air bags are designed to save lives, they can be harmful or fatal to some people. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recognized this concern and has made efforts to reduce injuries caused by air bag deployment by allowing the installation of a switch that turns off air bags. But in order to have a switch installed, the driver must file a request for an air bag on-off switch. People shouldnt have to seek permission from the government to disable a device that has been found to be responsible for many deaths from their vehicles. According to The Oracle, Turning off the airbags, (http://zephyr.oracle.usf.edu/archive/199711/1997 ...
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  • Business Industry Analysis - 1,918 words
    Business Industry Analysis Industry and Competition Several large companies have focused on the multi-occupant vehicle market, specifically school bus production, in North America. Competitors within the school bus manufacturing industry consist of the Henlys Group PLC, a British based company, and two U.S. bus companies, Collins Industries Inc. and Navistar International. Henlys consists of Blue Bird Corporation, Prevost Car Inc., Nova Bus and TransBus International Ltd. Collins Industries operates seven vehicle companies including Collins Bus Corporation and Mid Bus Corporation that make up their school bus line. And finally, Navistar International, which also produces school buses, is div ...
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  • Drug Legalization In America - 796 words
    Drug Legalization In America The issues surrounding drug legalization are complicated and sensitive. Each year drug use kills about 14,000 Americans and costs taxpayers approximately $70 billion. Drug-related illnesses and crime costs an estimated $67 billion per year. Drug use also influences worker productivity as seventy-one percent of all illicit drug users are eighteen and older and employed. Also impacted is public safety. A 1993, study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated that eighteen percent of 2,000 deaths from seven states had drugs, other than alcohol, in their systems when they died. Ironically, some citizens still support the idea of drug legalizati ...
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  • History Of Gm - 1,066 words
    History Of Gm DRINKING AND DRIVING Drinking and Driving is dangerous to yourself and others around you. Alcohol is a depressant; it impairs your ability to drive, slows down your reaction time and causes you to make some risky decisions that you wouldn't normally take. The penalty for Drinking and Driving is driving Under the Influence (DUI). If your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) registers over .08, which is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, you are driving Under the Influence. After having one drink it takes approximately one hour for your body to burn off the alcohol. You can't depend on yourself to be able to drive after an hour because everyone processes alcohol differ ...
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  • Road Rage: The Scourge Of Americas Roadways - 1,490 words
    Road Rage: The Scourge Of America'S Roadways Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Road Rage: The Scourge Of America'S Roadways Topic: Road Rage General Purpose: To convince Specific Purpose: To convince the audience to combat "road rage" by increasing driver awareness Thesis Statement: "Road rage" caused by aggressive driving tendencies is a growing epidemic affecting today's roadways, but there is a solution. Ethos: Include myself in my statements. Pathos: Audience should feel horrified at the consequences of road rage. Logos: Cite statistics and research resources. Introduction I. How many of you have ever been in a motor vehicle? Did you know that "motor vehicle cra ...
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