Mexico's booming car industry selling unsafe cars

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  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 29, 2013 7:27 a.m.

    "So, are you saying that lack of government intervention does NOT make things better?"

    In fact, let's take it in your liberal/progressive direction and let the governmen take over auto manufacturing. THAT will make everything much better, won't it?

  • Onion Daze Payson, UT
    Nov. 29, 2013 7:23 a.m.

    "When the knight is away (government), the courtyard will play (big business).

    The sad truth is that OFTEN when the knight is away, he is ALSO playing around as much as the folks at the courtyard.

    Both the knight and the courtyard need effective "chastity belts".

    It is a major responsibility of the press to make sure both the knight and the courtyard both are playing properly.

  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    Nov. 29, 2013 1:51 a.m.

    It's truly sad that automakers only do what they re forced to do, rather than doing the right thing because it protects the drivers of their cars. You can't write an article about auto safety and list only the vehicle safety features as the only factor responsible for the difference in accident injury rates. In Mexico there are several other factors. 1-Drunken driving, the enforcement is lax at best and it's still comical to see a drunk falling over and making a fool out of himself in Mexican sit-coms. When visiting you are warned against, driving at night when the drunks own the road. 2-Diver training is weak to non-existent 3-Vehicle mantainence is poor, if you drive enough in Mexico you will come upon a large commercial truck having no working taillights driving at 10-15 mph on a 65 mph highway. 4-Poor roads, even the new highly used cross country roads are without safety features we take for granted in the US, no shoulders, missing marking to divide lanes or indicating passing/no passing lanes. There are few barriers lining shoulders where there are sharp turns.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 28, 2013 6:14 p.m.

    So, are you saying that lack of government intervention does NOT make things better? That seems counter to the conventional hard right/tea party wisdom, doesn't it?