Mexico's booming car industry sells unsafe cars at home, safe ones for export to US, Europe Published on November 28, 2013
- Explains how Mexico doesn't incorporate the same Safety standards at home as it does for cars it exports overseas, and the effect that this is having on Mexico. This excerpt from the article explains this in some detail "In 2011, nearly 5,000 drivers and passengers in Mexico died in accidents, a 58 per cent increase since 2001, according to the latest available data from the country's transportation department. Over the same decade, the U.S. reduced the number of auto-related fatalities by 40 per cent. The death rate in Mexico, when comparing fatalities with the size of the car fleet, is more than 3.5 times that of the U.S." This article further explains "The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said air bags and electronic stability control have prevented tens of thousands of injuries in auto accidents and reduced fatal crashes by as much as a third in the U.S."
- This goes to show how important it is take advantage of safety features to prevent injuries on the road.
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