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When we went to buy a small car, we found the salesmen too eager to sell us a car without airbags as that would translate to less price. It was the same with other car dealers as well. The dealers also had less stock of the top model (the only one with air bags) of the car that we considered because people would choose a lower priced and unfortunately a less safe car – “lower” models which were cheaper. The situation is sadder because the government too does not make safety in cars an important objective. I wish Indians would take inspiration from their european counterparts and work at making cars and roads better and safer. In the article as you look at the stories of car crashes, and the subsequent follow up on why the accidents happened, you might have a change in perspective on how good engineers think and how better designs can be created.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/04/the-engineers-lament

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