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2012-11-23 00:20:20

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2013 Ford Focus its top safety rating, a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) The Focus was designed to with safety in mind with its next-generation airbags and AdvanceTrac® with electronic stability control The driver's side airbag uses a specially designed curve-shaped tether system that pulls in the lower section to...

2012-11-19 08:32:12

DENVER, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New data on repeat, high-risk drunk drivers ordered to be monitored continuously for drinking shows that violations increase an average of 54% on Thanksgiving Day. The holiday, now considered one of the deadliest for alcohol-related fatalities by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is second only to New Year's Eve/Day, when violations jump 62%. The numbers are consistent with data from a number of organizations, including the National...

2012-11-17 08:20:37

DENVER, Nov. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New data on repeat, high-risk drunk drivers ordered to be monitored continuously for drinking shows that violations increase an average of 54% on Thanksgiving Day. The holiday, now considered one of the deadliest for alcohol-related fatalities by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is second only to New Year's Eve/Day, when violations jump 62%. The numbers are consistent with data from a number of organizations, including the...

Americans Are Doing Better At Buckling Up
2012-11-16 07:25:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A record 86% of Americans buckled up in 2012, up 2 percentage points from 2011, according to an annual survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). "When it comes to driving safely, one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your family is to use a seat belt," said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in a statement released with the annual report. The greatest improvements in seat belt use...

2012-10-25 07:22:19

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Authorities backed by hundreds of thousands of dollars in new federal grants will be working toward better methods of enforcing laws banning texting behind the wheel, meaning drivers who have so far dodged detection could get pegged and see higher coverage rates in the future, according to Online Auto Insurance (OAI). A recent OAI analysis of quotes from three major insurance carriers looked into how auto insurance premiums are affected when a...

2012-10-25 04:01:45

Seattle accident lawyer Chris Davis offers legal commentary on NHTSA´s report on seat belt use rates across the nation. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 A recently released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that the nationwide seat belt use rate is 84 percent, down approximately one percent from the 2010 average of 85 percent. But the NHTSA report was especially pleasing to Washington State lawmakers and law enforcement officials, as the...

2012-10-19 15:20:27

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 19, 2012 5-star overall safety rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, its highest grade 5-star ratings for overall frontal and combined side-impact crash tests More than 60 available safety and security features, including 10 standard-equipment air bags - unsurpassed in Dart's segment 68-percent high-strength-steel ratio among highest in industry The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart has earned a 5-star safety rating from the U.S. National Highway...

2012-10-18 15:20:09

TROY, Michigan, October 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Keynote speeches delivered by Mr. Lawrence Geise, Chief Engineer and Division Director of Body and Interior Design, Honda R&D Americas and Prof. Frank Henning, Head of Polymer Engineering, Fraunhofer ICT (Germany) will outline the sustainable mobility trends and pressures for lightweight vehicle design (CAFE standards in the U.S.) and the technologies that will enable large scale manufacturing of automotive composites. The...

2012-10-12 11:20:29

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to disproportionate risks that African American and Hispanic children face in motor vehicle-related crashes, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Toyota and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center today announced that they are bringing the groundbreaking national safety education program Buckle Up for Life - or Abrochate a la Vida in Spanish - to Philadelphia for the first time. The program represents a partnership...

2012-10-11 11:21:39

MANASSAS, Va., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) today announced its support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) efforts to warn consumers about those who would promote the sale and use of counterfeit air bags. ARA has long cautioned the automotive repair industry community and consumers about the dangers of using counterfeit air bags, as well as the alarming practice of omitting airbags altogether in repairs. In fact, in...