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article imageExperts say: Cars made in Brazil may be deadly

By Owen Weldon     May 12, 2013 in Technology
Every single year thousands of Brazilians are dying in auto accidents, and experts say that in many of these cases, the accidents shouldn't have been fatal.
According to Bradley Brooks of Associated Press, experts say that the cars that are produced in Brazil are produced with weaker welds as well as materials that are inferior to similar models that are made for consumers in Europe and the United States. Four of the bestselling cars in Brazil have failed independent crash tests.
According to Huffington post, the death rate from car accidents in Brazil is almost four times that of the U.S..
Brazil automakers say that their cars meet Brazil's safety laws, and some automakers say that they build tougher cars due to the roadways that are poorly maintained. Automakers also rejected the notion that fatalities are caused by cost-cutting in production.
According to Times Dispatch, next year laws in Brazil will require all cars to have frontal airbags as well as antilock braking systems. These safety features have been standard in industrial countries for years now.
New impact regulations will also be coming to the country. Regulators in Brazil do not have their own crash-test facility to verify automakers' claims about vehicles' performances, and there is also no independent labs in Brazil.
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