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Latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Stories

2013-02-19 12:20:22

ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council announced today its preliminary estimate that approximately 36,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2012. This marks a five percent upsurge from 2011 and is the first increase since 2004 to 2005. Crash injuries requiring medical attention also are estimated to have risen by five percent since 2011 to a total of 3.9 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120705/DC35658LOGO) Total miles...

2013-02-14 12:20:33

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A nonpartisan coalition comprised of nineteen (19) privacy, consumer rights, civil liberties, and technology organizations joined the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a public interest research center in Washington, D.C., in issuing docket submissions to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/CG60289) These "Privacy Commentators" asked NHTSA to...

2013-02-12 12:25:12

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time for Valentines. Love is in the air this time of year, and traffic safety experts are out reminding teens to love their lives and buckle up. As part of its annual effort to encourage new teen drivers to buckle up, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is partnering with high schools across the state in its Teen Click It or Ticket campaign to talk to teens about how buckling up can save their lives. Every year, new teen drivers...

2013-02-11 20:20:05

Maryland House Bill 885 will establish criminal penalties for selling or installing substandard airbags in vehicles WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 , 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) supports Maryland House Bill 885, legislation that would make it a crime to knowingly sell or install counterfeit or substandard airbags in a vehicle. The Association has been working closely with bill sponsor Delegate Keiffer Mitchell Jr.'s office to provide...

2013-02-10 23:02:44

MyPerfectAutomobile has a website update which investigates Nissan´s Easy-Fill Tire Alert System and analyzes the new Ford Focus Electric safety rating from NHTSA. There are also live updates from the floor of the Chicago Auto Show. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2013 Nissan´s Tire Alert System Saves Fuel Having placed in the finals of two prestigious auto technology awards, Nissan´s Easy-Fill Tire-Alert system is one of the more unusual “green” technologies,...

2013-02-07 00:20:15

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2013 Ford Focus Electric a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing Focus Electric was designed with safety in mind with its airbags and AdvanceTrac® with electronic stability control The driver's airbag uses a reconfigured curve-shaped tether system that pulls in the lower section to create a "pocket" to help lessen the impact of...

2013-01-30 12:20:15

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 3013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traffic crashes kill tens of thousands of people and injure millions more every year in the United States. These tragic events exact substantial financial costs on loved ones burdened with emotional loss, as well as on the businesses, governments and insurers that make up the larger community. Although the economic impact of an injury or fatal crash cannot compare to the human grief involved, it is useful in measuring how one collision...

2013-01-23 00:20:18

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing The Fusion and Fusion Hybrid feature the Personal Safety System(TM), new safety belt technologies and a total of eight airbags which are designed to provide enhanced protection for vehicle occupants including redesigned seat-mounted side airbags...

Electric Cars Should Be Louder, Says Federal Agency
2013-01-08 16:19:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Of all the benefits conveyed by the emergence of electric cars, the one thing that often goes unmentioned is that they are quiet — maybe a little too quiet. Most of us would agree that the approaching sound of a car engine is so familiar and so ingrained in our minds through experience that we perk up at the sound and instinctively scan the immediate area for a vehicle that might be headed our way. The rumbling of a combustion...

2013-01-04 16:20:05

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Jan. 8, Motor Press Guild (MPG), the largest automotive media association in North America, will host David L. Strickland, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during its monthly meeting at The Proud Bird Restaurant. As the country's top automotive safety official, Strickland will discuss current and future policy changes and concerns that affect the dynamic automotive industry. Since taking office in...