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2011-11-22 16:29:00

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Using Billboards to Fight Texting While Driving WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ad Council launched a national public service campaign about the dangers of texting while driving, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the State Attorneys General. (Photo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111122/DC11793</font>-a) (Photo:...

2011-11-22 11:19:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- During the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend state, county and local police agencies from throughout the Midwest will be stepping up enforcement of seat belt and other traffic safety laws. The Click It or Ticket mobilization will run from November 24th through November 27th. "Police agencies throughout the Midwest are joining together this Thanksgiving holiday with one simple goal - to get motorists to buckle up, which will save lives on our...

2011-11-16 14:05:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the public release of the Model Year 2017-2025 proposal, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) issues the following statement: "America's auto dealers support continuous improvement in the fuel economy of the fleet of vehicles that drive on the nation's roads. To this end, we are concerned that adding about $3,000 to the average cost of a car will price millions of Americans out of the market, which could...

2011-11-14 10:01:00

Over Three-Fourths Say Government Should Increase, Enforce Higher Standards <font size="2" face="Arial"></font> <font size="2" face="Arial">YONKERS, N.Y.</font>, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An overwhelming majority of consumers believe that fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks should be improved, according to a new poll by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. Nearly all respondents (93 percent) support increased fuel...

2011-10-27 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighty-two percent of young adult drivers (16-24) have read a standard text message while driving, according to a national survey conducted by the Ad Council. In an effort to educate young drivers about the dangers of texting while driving, the State Attorneys General and Consumer Protection agencies, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council are launching a new public service advertising campaign (PSA)...

2011-10-25 17:53:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) commends Tuesday's decision by the Pennsylvania State Senate to expand the state's red light safety camera program. Senate Bill 595 passed by a vote of 35-14. The Act will allow certain cities throughout Pennsylvania -- not just Pittsburgh, which was the only city approved to use red light safety cameras -- to operate their own red light safety camera program. "Pennsylvania lawmakers made...

2011-10-20 12:45:00

New, interactive charts answer questions on everything from number of children's product recalls to total retail value of products recalled in a given year. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 WeMakeItSafer, Inc. announced the availability of data on product recalls issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from 1999 through September 2011. The data are presented in a series of interactive charts available on the company's website and includes a vast array of information...

2011-10-17 13:39:00

DETROIT, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for American teenagers, with teens involved in three times as many fatal crashes as other drivers, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In recognition of October 16-22 being NHTSA's "Teen Driver Safety Week," shopautoweek.com offers tips for keeping young drivers safe on the road - this week and throughout the year. Some research suggests that driver's education programs...

2011-10-13 08:30:00

Drugged Driving Summit to be Held October 14 WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced today that it has strengthened its drugged driving policy during its recent Annual Meeting, held September 25-28 in Cincinnati. The new policy supports elevating drugged driving to a national priority and calls upon states to undertake several strategies to address this emerging highway safety issue. GHSA wants states to implement...

2011-10-05 11:30:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SAE International Cooperative Research Program has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for development of repeatable safety performance test procedures for rechargeable energy storage systems (RESS). The two-year cooperative effort to develop performance test procedures along with detailed, quantifiable measurement criteria to...