Safety takes back seat

In his Private View (DW 26 May), David Bernstein asks why no one before had come up with an idea for preventing motorway pile-ups.

The right answer is somebody did. Ten years ago, in France. And you never heard about it because the car industry wasn’t interested.

Reminds you of the seat belts, doesn’t it. I think the inventor then planned to sell it as a kit, but I’ve never seen one in a shop. Maybe he was 14 years old.

Alain Porry

Senior designer

Nucleus

APorry@nucleus.co.uk

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