Automobile Safety Foundation

P.O. BOX 12183 LA JOLLA, CA 92039-2183 (858) 831-1871

January 10, 2001


For over three decades, most automobiles have been equipped with the hazardous and obsolete, spring loaded steering lock, a failed auto theft device that has allowed auto theft to triple, while causing International harm and death from steering wheel lockup on moving vehicles.

In the new century, ASF was an important contributing factor in the decision of General Motors, to replace the steering lock with a modern/safe anti theft technology. GM, the world's number one automaker, has now set the industry standard for all auto companies. Ford also has one such vehicle in production, and ASF is requesting that all world automakers that have corn for public safety, and auto theft prevention, follow the GM example. When will all the world automobile companies finally modernize their vehicles to meet United States/ASF auto theft prevention, and safety standards?

The automobile, is the International, number one cause of harm and death to young people ages one through twenty-four, and auto theft is the number one crime in the United States. Now once again in 2001, ASF is presenting the news media with the opportunity to save lives, help prevent auto theft, and help protect your own families, by reporting this urgent International news! ASF recommends that the driving public only purchase vehicles that are not equipped with steering locks.

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