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Electronic Stability Control Saves Lives
2012-12-01 09:40:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Electronic stability control (ESC) technology in automobiles has prevented thousands of fatalities in the US over the past three years, according to a new study released by federal safety regulators on Friday. In the joint report, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that that the high-tech braking systems, which are required on all cars since...

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 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...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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