Technology Rolls On
By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA
By Matthew Pelletier [safety consultant]
Most ME-P readers are aware that I am a vintage Jaguar and automobile [sober] fanatic. And, after years of covering the local Emergency Room, I am glad to be retired from that job … Much better suited for the next-gen ED physician.
Perhaps, that’s why we occasionally post such leisure and lifestyle info-graphics for our audience and members.
Fortunately, much progress has been substantial since the automobile first made its mark on the transportation of people. The technology in auto safety has accelerated, especially over the last ten years, and with better engineering and consumer demand for safer vehicles there has been a reduction in the number of deaths and injuries from automobiles.
The Olden Days – Not so Golden
It seems absurd to hear people say cars aren’t made the way they used to be. Enhanced safety features show how inferior vehicles from the past are. Seat belts, overall structure, airbags and crash tests have saved lives and made car transportation safer for all drivers. Many find driving safety videos also help make everyone safer.
The above infographic provides information on the changes in safety to automobiles throughout history.
• Government legislation and automakers have continually worked on improving automobile safety features over the last 100 years.
• States like Michigan implement drivers education programs before licenses are issued helping to educate in safe driving practices.
• New technology and engineering meet consumer demand and show automakers are listening to their customers by designing safer cars with the newest and best safety systems available.
Continuing Development of Safety Features
The continuing development of safety features and engineering are driving car makers to give consumers the safety features and peace of mind they want for themselves and their families when they travel on the road. Automakers and engineers understand crashes and vehicle motion which then applies to a better and more advanced understanding during the design and constructing of new vehicle models.
Be safe GOMER … and Get Out of My Emergency Room … with these helpful links:
- The True Cost of Automobile Ownership for Physicians
- Helping Doctors Understand Multi-Point Automobile Check-Up Inspections
- Reasons Why Doctors Should Get New Automobile Tires
- Tips from a Doctor for Optimizing Automobile Fuel Efficiency to Save Money
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