The Weak Impact Of New NHTSA Side-Impact Standards

Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 4:08 PM EST) -- Styrofoam does a decent job of keeping beer cold in a cooler. But, as anyone who has accidentally stepped on a Styrofoam cooler knows, it is not unbreakable. That is but one of many reasons why car bodies are not made of Styrofoam. When a 3,000 pound SUV blows through a stop sign at 30 mph and "T-bones" a compact car in the intersection, smashing through the steel beam in the car’s door and crushing that door inward into the passenger compartment, a small piece of...
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