Rear-end collision

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  • Ford Pinto Theory

    (Weinstein 139-143) With the Ford Pinto racing to the automotive market in half the time it takes most cars, several problems arose. A serious design flaw involving the fuel tank meant any rear end collisions would pierce the gas tank, and if any sparks were present, ignite the gasoline. Iococca was alerted of the issue, but mass production of the Pinto had already begun. To keep the profit margin of the Pinto the same but not raise the price for consumers, Iococca denied any modifications, even “a piece of plastic that weighed one pound and cost one dollar” (Weinstein 144.) With a car on the market that was literally an incendiary bomb, Ford had work cut out for them. For eight years, Ford had to lobby against the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) standard 301. Standard 301 was created to protect drivers and passengers after the crash, with fire being the most prominent hazard. The implementation of Standard 301 would mean all cars had to withstand a rear-end collision of 20mph without losing fuel (Weinstein 149.) To combat the NHTSA, Ford attempted to stall the law for as long as possible. The Ford Motor Company first argued that death by fire was not an issue in America, which was disproven (3000 a year die) Ford argued that rear end collisions were rare, which was disproven (7 times as likely) Ford claimed that people were killed by the initial impact, not fire (disproved) (Weinstein 151-152) Ford delivered their arguments one at a time…

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  • Irrational?-Personal Narrative

    Everything felt like it was going in slow motion once I walked into the doors of the hospital. Doctors were running from one end to the other without skipping a beat while families were crying over losses and tragedies. Everything felt so overwhelming, but I knew what I had came to do. My heart began to race as I approached the reception desk. "Can I help you?" the woman asked. I could hear the words she was saying but I couldn 't find anything to say back. She looked at me again and asked…

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  • Investigative Experiment: The Law Of Conservation Of Momentum

    if one object loses momentum the other object must gain an equal amount of momentum. An isolated system is one which the only forces are between the bodies that are colliding or exploding, no outside forces must be acting. (M.Mann, 2013) Investigative Question: Is momentum conserved during the collision of a brick and a trolley? Hypothesis: The momentum of the trolley before the collision will be equal to the…

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  • Essay On Dangerous Driving Habits

    accidents is tailgating. It means driving too close to the car in the front. Although tailgating may not seem much dangerous and may rather seem unavoidable, but the reality is that this dangerous driving habit is cause of thousands of car accidents every year. Tailgating is one of the leading causes of rear end collisions. The…

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  • Implications By Atul Gawande Summary

    mistakes, regardless of the consequences. By addressing this counterargument he is contradicting himself because he said that even he would choose a more experienced doctor, but by doing this, he is building a rapport with the readers and increasing his credibility by sharing that he too knows that it is hard to allow people to practice on their loved ones. Not correcting mistakes can and will lead to terrible complications. “When things go wrong, it is usually because a series of failures…

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  • Male Gaze In Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 Film Vertigo

    In the classical Hollywood area and beyond there is a clear and obvious depiction of the male gaze in film and it has become particularly synonymous with the work of Alfred Hitchcock, most notably in his 1958 film Vertigo. In many of Hitchcock’s films the male gaze is not only evident but is what contributes largely to the storyline. It is used to highlight the importance of the men and objectify woman to only be seen as an object of male desire. This is successfully done in Vertigo through…

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  • Voyeurism And Criticism In Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

    In Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954) is a story about a photographer on his last week of recuperation from his last assignment where he was severely injured on the race track taking a picture of the wreckage. While recuperating Jeff has come into the deplorable habit of people watching his neighbors outside his rear view window, while watching he suspects one of his neighbors to have murdered his wife. Not being able to provide an eye witness account to what he believes happened he has his…

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  • Wrongful Conviction In CIU

    District Attorney Jeffery F. Rosen launched the Santa Clara County Conviction Integrity Unit in 2011 and had David Angel head the unit. This county CIU shares the same structure as Manhattan, by having both a front-end and a back-end approach, that way to prevent future wrongful convictions by reviewing cases and limiting errors. The District of Attorney Office structure is to maintain accountability and commitment to integrity; because Rosen supervises both the CIU and the team that handles…

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  • Rear Window Film Techniques

    Rear Window tells the story of a wheelchair-ridden L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies, a photographer who broke his leg while trying to get the perfect photo. While recovering, he watches his neighbors lives unfold from his back window through binoculars and his camera lens. He soon suspects that one of his neighbors, Lars Thorwald, murdered his own wife. He sets out to solve the case with the help of his fiancee and nurse, and discovers the stories of the other tenants around him while procuring evidence…

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  • Ticket Persuasive Speech

    For example, if a car rear-ends the driver in front, and the driver and the shotgun passenger are wearing appropriate restraints but the backseat passengers are not, the lack of restraint can cause the front-seat passengers to hit the dashboard or the headrest as the back passengers lurch forward rather than back against the seat because they are not wearing the seat belt. This can also apply if a car gets T-boned: the possibly unbuckled passengers on the side could bang into the doors quite…

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