Modern Marvels: Car Crashes DVD
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- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: July 23, 2003
See why the roads are twice as safe as 40 years ago, and how plans are afoot to remove the greatest risk of all--human drivers.
Statistics tell us that driving a car is one of the most dangerous things we do. Every year some 35,000 Americans die in car crashes, but that number represents a dramatic improvement over how things were just a few decades ago: in the 1960's, when there were half as many cars on the road, an average of 55,000 people lost their lives annually.
With the help of auto manufacturers, safety advocates and transportation experts, MODERN MARVELS® tracks the history of automotive safety developments and explores what the future may hold. Examine the impact of major advances like Ford's introduction of safety glass in the '20s and Mercedes' invention of the interlocking door latch in 1953, and see how consumer and legislative pressure has helped spur reforms in the face of industry resistance. We'll see how the roads themselves have been made safer, and look at efforts to minimize the impact of by far the greatest threat to safety on the road--the human driver!