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2014-04-18 23:07:16

A smaller, cheaper version of the ignition switch used by General Motors in its recalled vehicles may have been made to lower expenses, NHTSA and Center for Auto Safety say ROGERS, Ark. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Arkansas auto accident attorneys at Bailey & Oliver Law Firm will continue their investigation into injury and wrongful death claims associated with General Motor’s Feb. recall as new accusations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Center for Auto...

2014-01-22 12:20:33

Eleventh Annual Roadmap Report Highlights Dangerous Gaps in State Traffic Safety Laws WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) today released the 2014 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws. This annual report grades all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 15 basic traffic safety laws. It also focuses on progress these past 25 years and deadly gaps that put drivers and children in every state at risk. "We release this report at a...

2011-07-29 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislation to improve the safety of vehicles, advance traffic safety laws in states and enhance consumer information has been introduced by the Democratic leaders of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR), Senator John D. Rockefeller (D-WV) and others are sponsoring legislation to fund safety programs and activities of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency...

2010-07-21 12:00:00

House Committee Leaders Join In Call For Immediate Action In Congress WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the August Congressional recess nears, family members victimized by faulty cars that accelerated out-of-control gathered on Capitol Hill with key auto safety leaders, House Energy and Commerce Committee chair, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), and committee members Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Rep. Bruce L. Braley (D-IA), to urge passage in Congress of the Motor Vehicle Safety...

2010-01-08 08:20:00

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety to release 2010 Report Card on Highway Safety WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As state legislatures across the nation open their 2010 sessions, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety will issue its state-by-state ratings of traffic safety laws. For the first time, the group reviews text messaging restrictions for all drivers, and puts a new emphasis on tougher ignition interlock laws for convicted drunk drivers. The report also highlights...

2009-09-11 07:10:00

Special interest provision quietly inserted in federal transportation budget bill without public input or congressional hearings Public health and safety groups warn of increased deaths and injuries, medical costs, road and bridge damage, and domino effect throughout Northeast USA if big rig provision passes. WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer, health, safety, environment and truck driver organizations were joined by the families of truck crash victims today to issue...

2009-05-21 12:31:00

Thursday 05/21/2009 - 1:00 P.M. 2141 Rayburn House Office Building WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today on behalf of Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate: See: Nader.Org for Mr. Nader's letter to Congress on the GM Bankruptcy. *Witness List* Joan Claybrook President Emeritus Public Citizen Washington, DC Andrew Grossman Senior Legal Policy Analyst The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC Damon Lester President National Association of Minority Dealers...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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