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James Humphrey Long Reads Spring 2018 Senior Show

A History of Car Safety

By James Humphrey

Car crashes remain a leading cause of premature death, with 37,461 people being killed in crashes in the United States in 2016 – 1.18 per 100 million miles traveled. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are the leading cause of death for 16-24-year olds. But things used to be far worse. In 1966, the year the first federal motor vehicle safety standards were issued, the death toll was 50,894 – 5.50 per 100 million traveled. Had that death rate held in 2016, there would have been 174,606 deaths – nearly five times as many!

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The Corvette Museum – A Car Enthusiast’s Dream

An entrance to the Corvette Museum.

By James Humphrey

Before you step through the doors of the National Corvette Museum, you know that this is a haven for car enthusiasts. A conspicuous yellow dome is designed to evoke the taillight of the Corvette Stingray. Vintage Corvettes sit out front; the signs on their windshields advertise rides for $20. The crossed flags in the logo evoke racing.

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How To Survive A Car Crash

By James Humphrey

Summer is approaching, and with it comes warm weather, vacations, and summer break. But there’s a dark side to summer: according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), summer is the deadliest season for car crashes.