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May 2010 |                                                                                                                    Subscribe |




In This Issue
                                                   Safe...or Sorry: What to Know
• How to Buy a Safe Car                            Before You Buy a New Car
• Crash Test Ratings
• By the Numbers                                   Dramatically Improve Your Odds of Surviving A Crash
• Further Information
                                                   The car you choose can increase
                                                   your odds of survival in a crash by
                                                   400 percent! That’s pretty important
                                                   information when more than 40,000
                      Let America Know             people die each year in auto
                                                   accidents.
                      Steven L. Miller,
                      Editor
                      Toll Free (866)              “Ultimately, safety is active and
                      589-7670                     passive,” according to Consumer
                      Email                        Reports, “balancing the ability to
                                                   avoid an accident and to survive
                                                   one.” Find out what you should
                                                   know when comparing the safety of
                                                   one vehicle versus another.
Dear Steven L.,
                                                   Read more...
Send your own version of "You
Should Know" to your top
                                                                                              Smart consumers use online tools
referral sources: clients/past
                                                                                               to compare car safety features.
clients, other professionals and
friends. Together we can then
show how you and your clients                       By the Numbers
have protected the health,
safety and legal rights of all
Americans!                                                                     According to government and private
                                                                               experts interviewed by ABC News: 1)
                                                                               Volvo S80, 2) Subaru Impreza Outback
                                                        5 Safest               Sport, 3) Honda Civic, 4) Volvo XC60, 5)
                                                                               Ford F150
The Docket: News from Our Firm                            Cars
                                                                               Source: The Five Safest Automobiles,
                                                                               ABC News
Let America Know
Live Demo
Membership Benefits
About Us                                                                       From top-rated cars to crash tests to child
Sign Up!                                                                       seats, you will definitely want this
                                                                               brochure in hand when comparing vehicle
                                                        2010                   safety before you buy a car.

                                                       Shopper                 Source: Shopping for A Safe Car 2010,
                                                                               Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Taking it On the Chin                                                          (download brochure)
You've seen stories like these
spread throughout the country:
                                                                               Car crashes are the top killer of teenagers.
                                                                               Consumer Reports' 2010 list of best cars
• Community Swimming Pool
Closed Due to Lawsuit
                                                      Number 1                 for teen drivers is based on stability,
• 7-Year-Old Boy Sued Over
Minor Skiing Accident
                                                        Teen                   brakes, airbags and crash-test results.

• Man Sues Queens Cops – for                           Killer                  Source: 2010 Best Cars for Teen Drivers,
                                                                               Consumer Reports
Letting Him Get Shot
• Woman Wins $2.7 Million for
Spilled Coffee
                                                    Further Information
You've heard "tort reform"
touted as the remedy for nearly
every ill facing our country. You                  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
know that this is a propaganda                     The granddaddy of all testing organizations, this federal agency tests
campaign designed,                                 new cars for full frontal impact, side impact and rollover potential.
orchestrated and funded by
very specific interests. So, one                   Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
question: What are you going                       The Insurance Institute tests vehicles in head-on collisions with a
to do about it?                                    rigid barrier that is offset from center. The Institute also publishes
                                                   reports that compare vehicles based on various loss data.
Answer: Let America Know the
                                                   Crashtest.com
truth about civil justice. Your
                                                   Crashtest.com’s claim to fame is that it compiles all of the crash-test
leading colleagues already are.
                                                   information offered by the government and insurance industry
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                                                   groups, and puts it on one chart, on one page.




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In This Issue
                                                 Safe...or Sorry: Buying a New Car
• How to Buy a Safe Car                          Weight + Crashworthiness + Avoidance = Survival
• Crash Test Ratings                             There are as many
• By the Numbers                                 different ways to look at
• Further Information                            the factors that make cars
                                                 safe as there are different
                                                 cars. Most people think of
                      Let America Know           crash-test results first.
                                                 Important, yes, but take a
                      Steven L. Miller,          closer look. Weight and
                      Editor
                                                 size are critical factors that
                      Toll Free (866)
                      589-7670                   rank right up there with
                      Email                      crashworthiness. And, in
                                                 fact, statistics show that
                                                 small cars have more than
                                                 twice as many occupant                    Twice as many people die each year
                                                 deaths each year as large                   in small cars than in large cars.
Dear Steven L.,                                  cars. So only compare
                                                 crash-test results between
Send your own version of "You
                                                 cars in the same weight class.
Should Know" to your top
referral sources: clients/past                   Government and industry crash tests focus on structural integrity. The
clients, other professionals and                 front and rear end of the car you choose (sometimes called the crumple
friends. Together we can then                    zone) should be designed to absorb crash forces by buckling and
show how you and your clients                    bending in a serious collision. Also look for a structurally superior
have protected the health,                       passenger compartment, the last line of defense in a collision. The
safety and legal rights of all                   restraint system in a vehicle combines seat belts, airbags and head
Americans!                                       restraints. All three work together to hold you safely in place while the
                                                 structure of the vehicle withstands the crash forces.

                                                 Look Up, Compare Crashworthiness Ratings

The Docket: News from Our Firm                           National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
                                                         NHTSA tests several of the most popular vehicles on the road by
                                                         conducting full frontal collisions into a fixed barrier at 35 mph. In
Let America Know
                                                         1997 it added a side impact test that documents the damage
Live Demo
                                                         caused by a deformable barrier smacked into the side of a car at
Membership Benefits
                                                         38 mph. NHTSA also assesses rollover potential for certain SUVs
About Us
                                                         and trucks. Cars are rated from one to five stars in each
Sign Up!
                                                         category, five stars representing the least likelihood of suffering a
                                                         life-threatening injury in an accident.

                                                         Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
                                                         IIHS began conducting offset frontal crash tests in 1995, running
Taking it On the Chin                                    only half of the test vehicle into the barrier. The Institute believes
                                                         this crash type is more likely to occur in real life, thus
You've seen stories like these
                                                         complementing NHTSA’s full frontal data. IIHS rates a vehicle
spread throughout the country:
                                                         good, acceptable, marginal or poor. All else being equal,
                                                         Consumer Reports suggests that you favor IIHS ratings because
• Community Swimming Pool
                                                         its crash tests are more demanding than NHTSA’s.
Closed Due to Lawsuit
• 7-Year-Old Boy Sued Over
                                                         Consumer Reports
Minor Skiing Accident
                                                         Consumer Reports integrates NHTSA and IIHS test results with
• Man Sues Queens Cops – for
                                                         its own accident avoidance data to create the CR Safety
Letting Him Get Shot
                                                         Assessment. Each year, CR engineers and test personnel run
• Woman Wins $2.7 Million for
                                                         more than 40 new cars through numerous individual tests. One
Spilled Coffee
                                                         catch: You must subscribe to Consumer Reports to receive the
                                                         CR Safety Assessments on specific new or used cars and trucks.
You've heard "tort reform"
touted as the remedy for nearly                  Avoidance Features Prevent Accidents from Happening
every ill facing our country. You                Important and often overlooked are features that will help you avoid
know that this is a propaganda                   accidents in the first place. Several factors contribute to a vehicle’s
campaign designed,                               accident-avoidance performance, including:
orchestrated and funded by
very specific interests. So, one                         Tires – Tire condition will greatly impact both braking and
question: What are you going                             emergency handling. Replace worn tires immediately.
to do about it?
                                                         Braking – Your brakes should stop your car in as short a distance
Answer: Let America Know the                             as possible while keeping the vehicle under control. Don’t pump
truth about civil justice. Your                          ABS brakes.
leading colleagues already are.
Continue Reading                                         Emergency Handling – The farther you can push a car before
                                                         losing control, the safer it will be in an emergency situation. Look
                                                         for cars with electronic stability control (ESC), especially in SUVs.

                                                         Acceleration – Vehicles that can get up to highway speed quicker
                                                         make merging safer.

                                                         Driver’s Position & Visibility – When positioned correctly, you are
                                                         comfortable and enjoy better visibility. Some vehicles also have
                                                         better sight lines than others.




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                - Entertaining reader comments from past surveys                                    Experts talk about the issues featured
                - Answers to the Homeownerʼs Insurance quiz                                         each month in You Should Know

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