- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Vox Justitia Books; 1 edition (February 6, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692559132
- ISBN-13: 978-0692559130
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,882,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Ben Kelley is a nationally known expert on auto safety policy. Called a “pioneer in vehicle safety research” by the Los Angeles Times, his commentaries have frequently appeared in major newspapers across the country.
Kelley is a former official of the US Department of Transportation, and he was a principal architect of the world-renowned vehicle safety research and communications program of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Kelley has also been an injury-control educator at Tufts Medical School, a lecturer at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and an expert witness before congressional committees and in lawsuits on behalf of people injured in car crashes.
He is a longtime member of the board of the Center for Auto Safety and a founder of the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University School of Law.
His website is www.producthazardconsulting.com
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Death by Rental Car is a life or death story of our time. It is a story both of significant individuals and of the giant corporations that simultaneously strive to give us the better lives that we demand, and are perfectly willing to let individuals die in the process. This is a story of what could happen to anyone who currently drives, owns, rents or rides in a motor vehicle.
Within its covers we discover some of the human costs of living in today’s fast paced economically driven corporate world.
Technically sharp, informative and broadly based, the author describes and explains little items such as the minute mechanical design decisions or omissions that can create catastrophic results, as well as major situations that most of us will never experience, such as an engine fire’s effect on the passenger compartment of a fast moving modern car traveling at the speed limits of today’s interstate highways.
Equally fascinating and valuable are the author’s descriptions of, and the transcripts for, portions of the legal depositions and subsequent trial. It is all well and good to imagine what happens behind lawyers’ closed doors or in the courtroom; included here are transcripts containing the actual words.
Death by Rental Car reads like a well-written work of fiction. It is a page-turner. But, unlike some of the best fiction, the contents within are all quite real.
James Eddy PhD
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