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2012-10-11 04:01:59

Over the last 15-20 years, 75-100 Million SUV's, MiniVans, and Station Wagons were built and sold with a 15-45 feet "Blind Spot" right behind those types of vehicles Redding, CT (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 Yes, having the NHTSA and Congress mandate that all vehicles starting with model year 2014 must have a built-in backup camera is a great idea. However that doesn't address the 75-100 Million Suv's, Minivans, "CrossOvers", and station wagons that were built and sold over the last 15-20 years...

The Dangers Of Counterfeit Airbags
2012-10-10 14:30:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are a few things in life worth paying full price for, such as safety equipment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a report today warning Americans that their replacement airbags may be counterfeit and, as such, dangerously flawed. The NHTSA gave a press conference earlier today wherein they announced the results of a round of tests that they put several airbags through. While the risk...

2012-10-10 11:20:25

Global Automakers Urges Impacted Consumers to Heed Warnings WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Global Automakers urges consumers to make sure that only original equipment replacement airbags are used when having a vehicle repaired after a collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today issued a consumer alert warning of the dangers of counterfeit airbags, which may have been installed in the last three years by someone...

2012-10-10 11:20:12

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What to do about teen driving? That's the question a new publication released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) attempts to answer. Developed with a grant from State Farm(®), Curbing Teen Driver Crashes: An In-Depth Look at State Novice Driver Initiatives comes on the heels of MAP-21, the newly enacted surface transportation funding law, which includes incentive programs that reward states for high...

2012-10-05 23:03:36

70-90+ million SUV's, station wagons, and minivans have a 15-40 foot "blind spot" right behind their vehicles. Redding, CT (PRWEB) October 05, 2012 Back over accidents occur 50 times every week. A mom or relative "backs over" her own child in her own driveway, often fatally. Why does this happen? Because anybody that drives one of the 70-90+ million SUV's, minivans, or station wagons sold in the last 15-20 years and on the road now, have a large "blind spot" right behind their vehicle. The...

2012-10-05 06:20:46

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America Inc. (NNA) opens its doors Oct. 5 to parents and caregivers in Middle Tennessee to offer safety tips and ensure proper installation of child safety restraint systems (CRS). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121005/CL87550-INFO )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080506/NISSANWORDMARKLOGO ) During the seat check clinic, the public is invited to have their child seats inspected by certified technicians, who...

2012-10-03 23:00:03

Houston Personal Injury Attorney Stewart J. Guss examines recent research showing that Texas law does not prevent most age groups from from texting while driving. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 In the most recent season finale of one of the most popular T.V. shows, “Glee,” a main character was involved in a catastrophic car accident because she was texting while driving. As most lawyers for victims of car crashes in Houston will tell you this tragedy is not just...

2012-09-27 06:21:19

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York 8(th) Judicial District Hybrid DWI Court was one of six jurisdictions in the U.S. profiled in a newly released National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study. The report, Transdermal Alcohol Monitoring: Case Studies, evaluates the impact of high-tech transdermal alcohol monitoring on drunk drivers and local communities. Commissioned in 2010, the case studies take an in-depth look at high-tech, transdermal...

2012-09-20 06:20:30

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While advances in electric vehicle and hybrid technologies help to create new opportunities in how we power our vehicles, they also can present new challenges. These include safety issues, including fire and electrical hazards. SAE International and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will co-host the 3(rd) Annual Electric Vehicle Safety Standards Summit, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 18 at Cobo Center in...

2012-09-19 06:21:14

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Infiniti today announced that the 2013 Infiniti M luxury sedan has been awarded a 5-Star overall safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under the agency's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The 5-Star Safety Ratings System is designed to provide consumers with information about the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles. Five stars is the highest possible rating. NHTSA is the only...