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Drawbacks of tougher cars

March 20, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Automakers are doing their part to make cars tougher, shoring up vehicles with materials designed to save lives.It seems to be working, but almost too well.

Rescuers say it is tough to cut into and get people out of wrecks. They could get better rescue equipment, but it is expensive.

The national highway traffic safety administration says the fatality rate for passenger vehicles is at its lowest ever.

 

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