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New Ratings Needed To Protect Older Drivers: NHTSA
2013-04-05 08:26:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to change the rating system for new cars to keep pace with rapidly changing technology and to better protect older drivers. In a Federal Register posting on Thursday, the agency said it may create a “silver” rating system to describe how well vehicles protect older occupants in crashes. It may also consider how rear-seat passengers and pedestrians cope...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'