Don't Be a Dummy: Primer on Automotive Safety by an Engineering Expert Witness

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iUniverse, May 26, 2009 - Education - 104 pages
Dont be a Dummy is a primer on automotive safety. It is Auto Safety 101. What every driver or passenger should know because it May Save Your Life; or a loved one.

The author uses personal experience and crash dummies to explain the consequences of not following the laws of Physics and not utilizing the safety features that are available to both drivers and passengers of automotive vehicles. The focus of this book is driver-responsibility and the need to educate the public about common hazards and vehicle misuse. Large car versus small car data analysis warns about vehicle incompatibility and the need for purchasers to consider the serious consequences of selecting a vehicle to buy based only on fuel economy and low cost. Federal safety standards are discussed and what the Five (5) Star Rating System really means.

The quest for fuel economy may risk your familys life or result in serious injury!

Fuel economy may be false economy!

The size and weight of your vehicle can mean life or death or serious injury!

Protect loved ones and save the children. Always use the proper child restraint!

Speed, Alcohol and Drugs are killers.

Dont be a Dummy!

 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
3
Chapter 3
7
Chapter 4
9
Chapter 5
15
Chapter 6
19
Chapter 7
25
Chapter 8
39
Chapter 12
55
Chapter 13
57
Chapter 14
59
Chapter 15
63
Chapter 16
65
Chapter 17
69
References
71
Glossary
75

Chapter 9
43
Chapter 10
47
Chapter 11
49
Contact the Author
89
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Arthur W. Hoffmann, Ed.D,P.E., is a registered Professional engineer who eas engaged in the development of automotive safety design and standards since the early 1960's. Dr. hoffmann developed the first "child safety seat" for General Motors, which was marketed as the GM Love Seat. He is the CEO of TEAM Resources, Inc., founded in 1989. The author holds several U.S. automotive patents. Art and Carolyn reside in Traverse City, Michigan.

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