Anti-crash gear urged for all cars

Highway deaths can be halved, safety board says

Posted: November 15, 2012 at 4:13 a.m.

A Lexus sedan stops short of hitting a dummy during a demonstration of a braking safety feature at a Toyota Motor Corp. testing facility in Sunsono, Japan, in 2011.

The government should require automakers to make the latest collision prevention technologies standard equipment on all new cars and trucks, a move that could reduce fatal highway accidents by more than half, federal accident investigators said Wednesday.

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Business, Pages 27 on 11/15/2012