Latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Stories

2012-08-10 23:00:17

The inside of a passenger vehicle can reach deadly temperatures in just 10 minutes — even with the window cracked two inches. That fact is just one of many released as part of The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration´s “Where´s Baby? Look before You Lock” campaign, a national push to increase parental awareness of child heatstroke deaths and serious injuries. Partnered with Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia and Safe Kids Worldwide, the NHTSA aims...

Child Car Seat Safety Guidelines Not Being Followed
2012-08-08 10:16:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Buckle your seatbelt! This has been the advice touted most often by safety experts, as over 140,000 children are rushed to the emergency room each year due to car accidents. Researchers from the University of Michigan report they have found that few parents and kids follow the safety recommendations for using restraints in car; there are also differences on seatbelt use depending on racial and ethnic background. The findings,...

Watch Where You're Going! Pedestrian Fatalities Increase
2012-08-08 05:39:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Texting and talking on your cellphone are both activities that can lead pedestrians astray. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently highlighted the danger of distracted pedestrians with its announcement regarding pedestrian fatalities due to car accidents, which increased by four percent in 2010. In the study, the authors stated that 4,280 pedestrians were involved in fatal car crashes in 2010. In...

2012-08-07 23:20:42

Racial and ethnic differences also reported in American Journal of Preventive Medicine Despite the fact that car crashes are the leading cause of death for children older than three years in the U.S. and send more than 140,000 children to the emergency room each year, new research has found that low proportions of U.S. children are using age-appropriate safety restraints and many are placed at risk by riding in the front seat. The research is published in the September issue of the...

2012-07-22 23:01:54

Research is a vital tool in making a decision when purchasing a vehicle. VIN's, or vehicle identification numbers, can provide information on the background of a car including ownership, accident history, total loss and recently added value of a vehicle. VehicleHistory.com, a great choice for vehicle history reports online, provides information why researching a car´s VIN can help buyers make an informed decision when purchasing their next vehicle. (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 Created in...

2013 Ford Escape Recalled For Potential Braking Issue
2012-07-16 09:27:27

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Vehicle manufacturer Ford announced a recall of 2013 Ford Escape SUVs to replace carpet padding under the driver´s seat area that could disrupt braking in the vehicle, according to the Associated Press (AP). An estimated 10,000 cars are affected by the recall. Ford explained that carpet padding was incorrectly positioned at the factory that could reduce space around the pedals potentially causing drivers to apply the brake pedal...

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