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2012-04-10 02:20:11

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the launch of new public service announcements (PSAs) to raise awareness about the importance of choosing the right child safety seat and making sure it is installed properly. The ads, released in partnership with the Ad Council, promote car seat safety among parents of children up to age 12. Data from the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

Consumers Choose Fuel-efficiency As GM's Numbers Improve
2012-04-04 04:11:16

General Motors Company (GM) became the first US automaker to sell more than 100,000 30 mpg cars in a single month, according to a press release on Tuesday. According to Mark Reuss, GM president for North America, about 40% of their March sales were these fuel-efficient cars. GM is not alone in their steep sales increase of fuel-efficient cars, however. Other major automakers such as Ford Motor Company and Hyundai Motor Company have also seen increases in these kinds of cars. These...

2012-03-28 06:20:23

ARLINGTON, Va., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research released this week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration confirms the clear safety benefits of using technology to electronically govern and limit the top speed of commercial trucks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "This study confirms what ATA has been saying for years - speed kills and one of the most effective ways to prevent hundreds, if not thousands, of crashes on...

2012-03-27 18:20:06

With more new car choices than ever, AAA helps simplify the process for consumers to find and finance the 'right' car for their lifestyle and budget ORLANDO, Fla., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buying a new vehicle takes time, research and eventually money. So when the occasion comes to purchase a new car, it's not a choice that should be made lightly. To help consumers, AAA offers a checklist of factors to consider when looking for the "right" new car. "Today's...

2012-03-14 13:06:00

Comprehensive Safety Provisions will Result in Safer Vehicles, Safer Drivers and Safer Roads WASHINGTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate today significantly advanced highway and auto safety when it passed a two-year, $109 billion surface transportation authorization bill, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), S.1813. The strong, bipartisan safety legislation, if enacted into law, will prevent crashes, save lives, reduce injuries, and save...

2012-03-08 10:30:00

EPA cost predictions were two to five times greater than the actual cost for truck buyers to comply with emissions mandates WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and American Truck Dealers (ATD) released a new report today that calls into question the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) cost analysis of emissions control requirements for model year (MY) 2004-2010 commercial trucks. The mandates resulted in...

2012-03-08 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) highlights the continued role speeding plays in traffic deaths and makes recommendations to address the problem. Despite progress in nearly every other area of highway safety, speeding continues to be a factor in approximately one third of traffic deaths every year. In 2010, 10,530 people lost their lives in speeding-related crashes in the U.S. and Puerto...

2012-03-08 07:43:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a new report, "Survey of the States: Speeding and Aggressive Driving," on the role that speeding plays in traffic deaths. Speeding continues to be a factor in one-third of traffic deaths every year, while almost every other area of highway safety steadily progresses. The GHSA recommends that states explore addressing speed concerns with aggressive driving enforcement...

US Government May Require Rear View Camera On All cars
2012-02-29 05:23:42

Running over people in a car can be a very traumatic experience, especially if the victim is a beloved child or elderly parent. Government regulators report that as many as 112 deaths and 8,374 injuries could be avoided by eliminating the large blind spot at the rear of the car. Two-hundred twenty-eight people die every year in back-over accidents, 44 percent of whom are under the age of 5, whereas 17,000 people are injured in such accidents according to government statistics. To help...

Ford Looks To The Future Of Connected Automobiles
2012-02-28 10:36:31

Head of Ford Motor Company, Bill Ford Jr., has been thinking of the future and doesn´t like what he sees. Increasing traffic congestion and the proliferation of vehicles in developing countries will only lead to slower roads and tons of wasted fuel and resources. Ford, looking at the technologies available, sees room for improvement in what it means to drive on public roads and thinks over the next decade, there´ll be fleets of autopilot cars cruising the highways around the...