Tens of millions of autos on the road today have crash tested well and feature
air bags and antilock brakes, giving the driver a sense of safety on the road. Yet
this sense of safety may not be reliable because speed limits have risen and small
recreational vehicles like SUVs and MPVs have multiplied. 21 ,people have turned
their vehicles into second living rooms where hidden dangers 22 ,from a cell phone
on the dashboard to tennis racquets and gold clubs in the back. It＇s a recipe for 23 because in a crash, any of these objects could 24 a deadly bullet.
The automotive industry 25 about this for years. Some companies have tried to
warn the consumers in different ways. For instance, in 1986 General Motors engineers
in the US were warning that passengers and drivers could sustain serious injuries
from unsecured cargo.