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2012-07-02 06:20:56

--MADD's Campaign Recognized as the Blueprint for Success-- WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal transportation legislation (Moving Ahead for Progress, or MAP-21) approved June 29 by Congress sets in motion federal safety policy that could lead to the elimination of drunk driving as the leading cause of highway fatalities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110412/MADDLOGO ) "Drunk driving crashes increase significantly during the July 4th...

2012-07-02 06:20:31

Broader Distracted Driving Definition Included WASHINGTON , July 2, 2012 The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) today announced that the 4(th) Edition of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) Guideline has been posted online at www.mmucc.us. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) MMUCC is a voluntary Guideline that helps states determine what data to collect at the scene of a motor vehicle crash. The Guideline will, among other things, help...

2012-06-14 02:21:06

Top Cars for Teens driven by safety, reliability and price suggests AAA Auto Buying experts ORLANDO, Fla., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For most new teen drivers buying a car is likely influenced by speed, style, color and brand. For teen parents, it's a focus on safety and reliability while not breaking the bank. Unfortunately, like settling on a curfew, finding a happy medium is not so easy. AAA understands finding the right car for your teen can be a big decision and...

2012-06-12 02:20:26

OAK BROOK, Ill., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today The First Years brand from TOMY became the first car seat manufacturer to integrate a revolutionary new car seat monitoring system designed to alert parents of potentially life-threatening situations. Seamlessly built into The First Years True Fit Convertible Car Seat (for use from 5 to 65 lbs), the same line that has been recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with its coveted 5-Star Ease of Use Rating,...

2012-06-11 06:20:14

CINCINNATI, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- First Student, the largest provider of student transportation in North America, recently completed its safest year ever, reducing the number of accidents, injuries and incidents significantly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are approximately 13 times safer than passenger cars and 10 times safer than walking to school. First Student's most recent safety data confirms that passengers and motorists are...

Over Half Of High School Seniors Admit To Texting While Driving
2012-06-08 12:58:09

The deadly trend of texting while driving is continuing to be problematic, as over half of high school seniors admitted to the habit in a new survey. A government survey found that about 58 percent of high school seniors said they had texted or emailed while driving during the previous month. "We need to teach kids, who are the most vulnerable drivers, that texting and driving don't mix," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said at news conference on Thursday. At the conference,...

2012-06-06 02:20:06

NEW ORLEANS, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The professionals at Best Chevrolet, the premier New Orleans Chevy dealer, care about the safety of their customers. That's why they are proud to stock the 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco in New Orleans. The innovative sedan from Chevy recently received honors from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120606/CG19597) During...

2012-06-04 22:20:05

ATLANTA, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (1), the deadliest days of the year for teens aged 15 to 19 are in the summer months of June, July, and August. As summer approaches, AutoTrader.com, the ultimate automotive marketplace, aims to draw parents' attention to this issue by outlining important tips to help parents keep teens safe while driving this summer. "Most safe driving tips are packed full of ideas that seem obvious to...

2012-05-31 06:21:42

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the June 7th deadline for the conference report and the June 30th expiration of the current transportation spending extension near, safety advocates took to Capitol Hill to urge that Congress keep the safety advances in the Senate-passed version of the legislation. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), S.1813, passed by a strong bipartisan vote of 74-22, including provisions negotiated with auto, truck, and motorcoach...

2012-05-29 06:20:43

ARLINGTON, Va., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) has announced that it supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposal to require electronic vehicle stability control (ECS) systems on new Class 8 tractors. NTTC represents the tank truck industry including carriers and equipment suppliers. "The NTTC Executive Committee passed a resolution in 2008 to petition NHTSA to require ECS on all new tractors used to pull tank...