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Honda Plans to Beef Up Safety

October 22, 2003

Honda says it will make an array of safety hardware standard in all U.S. models and will phase in changes aimed at reducing crash damage.That will make Honda the first automaker to put all its safety equipment in all its models, even the least expensive, according to USA Today."Honda is doing what the rest of the industry is about to do," says Brian O'Neill, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). "In some sense, it's a little easier for Honda because they only have a few car lines."The package of safety goods would include stability control, side-curtain air bags and anti-lock brakes, premium hardware that most manufacturers don't offer on low-price vehicles and usually charge hundreds for on others, according to USA Today.Honda plans to make those items and possibly others standard even on its $14,000 Civic, its cheapest U.S. model, the national newspaper reported.
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