It has been recently reported in the Kansas City Star that Enterprise Rent-A-Car company ordered a fleet of approximately 66,000 Chevy Impalas without side impact airbags, for vehicles manufactured between 2006 and 2008. Despite the fact that these important life saving devices come as standard equipment, the rental car company special ordered the vehicles without the airbags. Even more appalling is that after renting the vehicles to unsuspecting consumers, they then sold the vehicles through their website, but failed to tell buyers that the safety equipment was missing. This decision reportedly saved Enterprise approximately $11.5 million dollars.
Research through the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and many other independent organizations unequivocally shows that side impact airbags are important tools for reducing the risk of serious injury, such as brain injury, and death. As advocates for the prevention of unnecessary brain injuries in children and adults, we must hold corporations accountable for actions such as this.
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