Ralph Nader’s Famous Book 'Unsafe at Any Speed' Celebrates 50th Year
05 Jun 2015
In November 1965, APB speaker Ralph Nader published his instant bestseller Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary--and a limited run reprint--this fall. America’s foremost “public citizen,” Nader has changed the face of big business, forcing his remedies on corporate America for their own good.
Nader’s National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act standardized seat belts in automobiles, forcing the auto industry to ignore the resulting short-term costs. This legislation also helped save General Motors from certain lawsuit death – a story famously chronicled in his book. Ultimately, Unsafe at Any Speed mobilized a mass movement of ordinary consumers to demand safer cars and better laws, resulting in seat belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes and other innovations to help reduce automobile fatalities.
For 50 years, American Program Bureau has been committed to offering audiences exciting personalities, innovators, and thought-leaders of the day; we are proud to count Ralph Nader among one of the very first to join our roster. A former presidential candidate for the Green Party, he continues to advocate for safe practices and shares an honest, informed, insider perspective of today's realities in his thought-provoking keynotes. Speaking with unmatched experience, he tackles the difficult issues our country faces today and what we will be up against in the future.