The Michigan Daily-Friday, April 13, 1979-Page 3
By BETH ROSENBERG
One out of three victims could have
survived fatal auto accidents if they
had worn lap-shoulder belts, according
to a study released by the University's
Highway Safety Research Institute
, Dr. Donald Huelke, Prof. of Anatomy
of the Medical School, said in-
vestigations of 101 separate front seat
occupant fatalities in Washtenaw Coun-
ty indicated that lap-shoulder restrain-
ts are "extremely effective."
THE STUDY also revealed that two
out of three persons seriously injured in
car crashes might have suffered less
severe injuries had they used the
"We can tell the survival rate by
looking at how the people were killed.
In rural Washtenaw County, we have
mostly high speed crashes, and yet
there could have been survivors if the
belts had been worn," Huelke said.
Three separate studies in conjunction
with the HSRI were conducted by
Huelke and two other researchers who
pooled their information from 80
crashes during a three-year period
from January, 1973, to December, 1977.
THE STUDY ALSO examined the ef-
fectiveness of the lap belt, an air bag
alone, an air bag and lap belt, and the
"The air bag by itself was less effec-
tive than the lap-shoulder restraint, but
equally as effective if worn with the lap-
shoulder belt," explained Huelke.
He said no cars today are available
with air bags, but that the device can be
expected on the market in 1982 or 1983.
Passive restraints include air bags
and a shoulder belt attached to the up-
per part of the car door. The belt moves
across the passenger in a system where
the occupant does not have to actively
put on the restraint.
HUELKE SAID the Volkswagen
Rabbit and Chevrolet Chevette are
available with the passive restraint op-
The federal government, Huelke
said, is in the process of mandating
passive restraint systems.
Mr. J is looking trim in the
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vested suit for young men.
Slimmer lines, modified
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note from our collection
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Muted brown/blue plaid
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For several weeks University custodians have been confounded
by a newly-formed group of local anarchists who have taken to *
relabeling the sign in Regents Plaza to read "People's Plaza." The
group claming responsibility for the act is none other than the
Michigan Anarchists Rarely Viewed in Napal with its requisite
acronoym MARVIN. A MARVIN spokesperson has told the Daily that
members of the group slip into the plaza and repaint the sign late at
night. Because of "shitty" weather MARVIN has missed the
last few nights but intends to strike again soon. In a prepared
statement, MARVIN has announced its dedication to "causing disor-
der within the University community" because MARVIN members
feel the University has "developed an environment too staid to
stimulate thoughtful scholastics." In addition, MARVIN has compiled a
list of demands to the University Administration which are as
" Change the sign permanently to read "People's Plaza."
("Because that's what it is, not a Regents plaza," according to the
" fill the Fishbowl full of water;
" shorten the hours of the library system to free students so they
can develop into concerned, aware people;
" ban Stanley Kaplan from campus-his school serves merely to
reinforce misguided professional anxieties;
* force professors to emphasize learning not grades, teaching not
O increase support for WCBN: end the 'students only' limitation,
pipe free radio into University buildings;
" arrange for round the clock showings of "Twilight Zone";
" purchase lightweight plastic trashcans to replace the cement
soap box cans presently on the Diag;
" spring, and subsequent hiring of dog shit removal squads;
* end mediocrity.
This week, the Literary College's Curriculum Committee defeated a
motion to allow for ROTC courses. Ten years ago, thirty college
newspapers with a combined readership exceeding a half million
students published a multi-signed editorial calling for the immediate
abolition of credit for ROTC courses at all American universities. "It
is difficult to avoid the blunt assertion," the editorial said, "that
training soldiers whose ultimate aim is to kill is totally hostile to the
principles of academia,"
The Diag has been known to attract a good number of what can
only be called, well, loonies.And yesterday appeared to be business as
usual as a wild-eyed young man waved a sign and proclaimed he was
God, and that passersby could also be gods if they followed his ways.
The looney, however, was a fraud. It was only Timothy Carey, a
veteran character actor, promoting his films which were featured by
the Ann Arbor Film Coop last night! Carey spoke after the film
Cinema Guild-The Devils, 7, 9:15p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
Cinema II-IF ..., 7, 9 p.m., Angell, Aud. A.
Mediatrics-The African Queen, 7,8:45, 10:30 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-The Pink Panther, 7 p.m.; Revenge of the
Pink Panther, 9 p.m., Aud. 3, MLB.
Gargoyle Films-Summer of '42, 7, 9 p.m., Hale Aud., Business
Students Concerned About Suicide-College Can Be Killing, 7:30
p.m., East Quad, small discussion follows.
Women's Caucus, Speech, Theatre-Out of Our Father's House, 8
p.m., Arena Theatre, Frieze.
Canterbury Loft-Gemini Easter, Passover Music, 8 p.m., 322 S.
Symphony Band-8 p.m., Hill.
PTP-The River Niger, 8p.m., Power Center.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society-HMS Pinafore, 8 p.m., Mendelssohn
Western European Center-Prof. Steven Lavine, "Pope's 'Essay
on Man': The End of the Renasissance;", noon, Michigan League,
Room No. 4.
Pi Tau Sigma-Frisbee Fling, noon, Diag.
International Center-trip to U-M Botanical Gardens, 3 p.m., sign
up, Room 18, International Center.
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