Road Safety: The search for a smarter air bag
With nearly 20 million cars and trucks on our roads, automobiles have become a fact of life for Canadians. But our reliance on them comes at a cost. Over the past 50 years nearly 200,000 Canadians have died in traffic accidents — more than were killed in both world wars combined. In addition, despite vastly improved safety measures automobile accidents continue to be a major cause of death of younger Canadians. CBC Archives takes a look at the long, slow road to improved traffic safety.
Program: CBC News
Broadcast Date: Oct. 7, 1996
Guest(s): Vic Baker, Nicole Pageo , Sue Wensley
Reporter: Ross Rutherford
Last updated: August 19, 2013
Page consulted on September 10, 2014
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