From Fatal Exit

Active Safety: Designing a vehicle that will help the driver avoid crashes is known as "active safety."

Air bags: Safety devices installed in vehicles that inflate to protect the driver or passengers in case of a collision.

Alcohol interlock device: An electronic breath testing device connected to the ignition of a vehicle. The driver has to breathe into the device. If the driver's breath alcohol level is above a set limit, the vehicle will not start.

Anti-burst door latch: Door latch in a motor vehicle that is designed not to open under certain conditions in crashes, so preventing vehicle occupants from being ejected.

Automatic enforcement: The enforcement of road traffic rules by means of equipment that records offences without requiring the presence of police officers at the scene, such as speed cameras or radar detectors.

Blood alcohol concentration (BAC): The amount of alcohol present in the bloodstream, usually denoted in grams per decilitre (g/dl). A legal BAC limit refers to the maximum amount of alcohol allowed in the bloodstream that is legally acceptable for a driver on the road. In some countries, the law stipulates an equivalent quantity of alcohol in the air breathed out, in order to facilitate detection...


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Data loggers and data recorders acquire digital data from sensors and other signals. They are primarily used to store data for subsequent downloads to a host PC, but may also include real-time features such as monitors and alarms.
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Traffic Safety Equipment
Traffic safety equipment provides visible and physical barriers or high visibility guidance systems to help control traffic flow.
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Airbags are vehicle safety devices that deploy when an impact is detected to protect the occupants of the vehicle.

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