Latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Stories

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...

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,...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'