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June 2, 1998 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The top U.S. auto-safety official said Monday that there is no clear solution to the dangers light trucks pose to cars in crashes and that any future regulations to minimize the hazard should be broadly drawn. The remarks by National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Ricardo Martinez signal that so-called vehicle compatibility will take years to address with a variety of strategies that are likely to be employed by auto makers.
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February 20, 2002 | GARRETT THEROLF and DAVID PIERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 15-year-old Van Nuys High School student who was the father of a 6-month-old baby collapsed and died Tuesday in front of fellow students as he was changing into his gym uniform, authorities said. Ricardo Martinez fell off a locker room bench shortly before the gym class, which was to begin at 7:40 a.m., said Bob Collins, a superintendent for the southwest Valley area of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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February 20, 2002 | GARRETT THEROLF and DAVID PIERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 15-year-old Van Nuys High School student who was the father of a 6-month-old baby collapsed and died Tuesday in front of fellow students as he was changing into his gym uniform, authorities said. Ricardo Martinez fell off a locker room bench shortly before the gym class, which was to begin at 7:40 a.m., said Bob Collins, a superintendent for the southwest Valley area of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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June 2, 1998 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The top U.S. auto-safety official said Monday that there is no clear solution to the dangers light trucks pose to cars in crashes and that any future regulations to minimize the hazard should be broadly drawn. The remarks by National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Ricardo Martinez signal that so-called vehicle compatibility will take years to address with a variety of strategies that are likely to be employed by auto makers.
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May 7, 1989 | GILLES TREQUESSER, Reuters
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June 7, 1992
National City police said Friday that they will seek a murder charge against Humberto Rembao, 20, of National City in connection with the fatal shooting of Ricardo Martinez, 22, outside a Highland Avenue gas station Wednesday night. Martinez, who suffered a gunshot wound in the head, died Thursday night at UC San Diego Medical Center.
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March 14, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dr. Ricardo Martinez, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said auto makers will soon get the go-ahead to put less forceful air bags in new vehicles. The announcement allowing auto makers to install air bags that deploy with 20% to 35% less force could come as soon as today, government officials said.
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April 23, 1995 | Associated Press
Two-thirds of Americans buckle up in their cars and light trucks, the Transportation Department reported Friday. Ricardo Martinez, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, estimated that seat belts have saved 55,600 lives over the past decade.
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May 17, 1995 | Associated Press
The number of infants and toddlers killed or injured in traffic accidents rose in 1994 for a second straight year, according to preliminary figures. Transportation officials say proper use of child safety seats could greatly reduce the toll. Dr. Ricardo Martinez, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said the numbers won't be confirmed until this summer after the states have submitted final reports.
BUSINESS
February 14, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Panel Looks Into Car Safety Seats: Federal officials announced formation of the committee to find ways child safety seats in cars can be made easier to install and use. National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Ricardo Martinez said his office has had numerous complaints of safety seats being hard to install and use. "It's time for real solutions for real people," he said. The panel includes car seat makers, a pediatric physician and parents. It is to come up with recommendations by June 1.
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February 26, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Three out of every five people killed in motor vehicle accidents would have survived if they had been wearing seat belts, but a third of motorists still do not use them, a U.S. transportation official said in Atlanta. Motorcycle helmets also prevented brain injuries two out of three times, said a study that tracked 879,670 drivers and 10,353 riders in seven states. "The hospital cost for someone who is unbelted is $5,000, or 55% higher, than the belted driver," said Dr.
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