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2014-04-03 12:21:19

More Than 40 States Join National Push to Fight Distraction WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Distracted driving is a significant problem on America's roadways. According to the latest federal data, more than 3,328 were killed people and approximately 421,000 people were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers nationwide in 2012. These numbers are likely under-reported because of the difficulty in determining the role distraction plays in crashes....

2014-03-28 12:21:05

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded an overall five-star crash test rating, the highest rating given by the organization, to the all-new 2014 Hyundai Veloster. Separated by test, the vehicle received four stars in front and rollover crash tests, and five stars in the side crash test. This is the first time the Veloster has been rated under NHTSA's tougher tests and five-star rating system....

2014-03-21 16:20:33

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michaels Law Group, APLC filed a class action lawsuit today against General Motors, relating to the massive recall of the company's vehicles for ignition switch failure. The lawsuit, filed in Federal Court in Los Angeles, alleges that GM knew of the safety defect in 2004, but continued to build and sell the cars to the public. In February, GM issued a recall of 1.4 million U.S. vehicles that used the faulty part. The ignition...

2014-03-13 00:20:55

TORRANCE, Calif., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda's efforts in the areas of enhanced driver visibility have been recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as part of its 5-Star Safety Ratings program (also known as the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)), with nearly all Honda and Acura models with rearview camera systems becoming the first vehicles in the industry to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation for having met its Advanced...

2014-03-12 16:21:17

- Five Stars Overall for Crashworthiness - WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Mazda3 compact sedan and 5-door hatchback received a five-star overall (five-star frontal and five-star side impact) crashworthiness rating in the U.S. government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests. The Mazda3 also received a four-star rollover rating. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/LA82143...

2014-03-11 23:23:29

David Friedman, Acting Administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be the featured speaker during the Grand Opening of the SAE 2014 World Congress. Warrendale, Pa. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 David Friedman, Acting Administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be the featured speaker during the Grand Opening of the SAE 2014 World Congress. Mr. Friedman will speak at on Tuesday, April 8 at 8:30 a.m. in the...

2014-03-05 16:21:03

Wintertime is rife with easily avoidable traffic accidents; AutoPartsWarehouse.com promotes National Collision Awareness Month with tips for avoiding common fender benders any time of the year. CARSON, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoPartsWarehouse.com, one of the nation's top online auto parts and accessories retailers, is supporting National Collision Awareness Month with tips for avoiding common fender benders, and for affordable, do-it-yourself repairs. "According to...

2014-02-27 12:21:45

MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ken and Beth Melton, parents of a 29-year-old Georgia woman who died in crash linked to an ignition switch defect, praised the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for opening a Timeliness Query into General Motors' recall of the Cobalt and six other affected models. The Melton family and their attorney, Lance Cooper of the Cooper Firm, located in Marietta, Ga., had petitioned NHTSA to investigate whether GM violated...

2014-02-25 04:21:08

Majority of car seat installation experts encounter weight-related errors AURORA, Ill., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caregivers, unaware of car seat weight limit restrictions, may be unknowingly exceeding weight limits by neglecting to factor in their child's weight along with the increasingly-heavy car seat. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revised weight-limit labeling for Lower Anchors and Tethers...

2014-02-25 00:20:29

Majority of car seat installation experts encounter weight-related errors WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A final rulemaking from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), expected this week, revises weight-limit labeling for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)-installed car seats to include both the weight of the child and the car seat itself, unlike current guidance which only accounts for the child's weight. Caregivers, unaware of weight...


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