Are devices which protect human
life, if an accident occurs. As the priority is to save lives, this mission
must be accomplished independently of the first cause of the accident,
and also independently of the judgment of guilt. Passive safety devices
define whether one will be saved or not. For these reasons they MUST BE
OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY AND WITH VERY WELL DEFINED CHARACTERISTICS AND CAPACITY.
THEREFORE, ALL CARE MUST BE TAKEN IN THEIR DESIGN, MANUFACTURING AND INSTALLATION.
EXAMPLES: SAFETY BELTS, AIR BAGS, ABS
(ANTI BLOCKING SYSTEMS FOR BRAKES), SAFETY GLASSES, ENERGY ABSORBING CAR
FRAMES, BUMPERS AND UNDERRIDE GUARDS
(REAR, FRONT AND SIDE) FOR HEAVY VEHICLES.
PASSIVE SAFETY DEVICES ON THE ROADS:
RELIABLE GUARD RAILS.
It is not possible to accept that any
one of these devices does not perform correctly, since the consequences
would be disastrous.
Standards must be issued considering
well defined objectives; otherwise half safety will result, and half safety
is like no safety, because you, yourself, may require full safety!
standards regulating underride guards are examples of half safety.