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2013-06-04 12:21:26

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has issued a recall request letter proposing that Chrysler Group recall the Jeep Grand Cherokee in model years 1993 to 2004 and the Jeep Liberty in model years 2002 to 2007 (a total of approximately 2.7 million vehicles). Chrysler Group has been working and sharing data with the Agency on this issue since September 2010. The company does not agree with NHTSA's conclusions and does not...

Driverless Cars Require More Study: NHTSA
2013-06-01 06:33:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Federal regulators are advising states not to approve the use of self-driving cars except for testing purposes, and are suggesting that drivers may need to obtain an upgraded license in order to operate the automated vehicles. The declarations come as part of a policy statement released by the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Thursday. In that document, the agency said...

2013-05-29 12:20:24

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allowing unlicensed Wi-Fi devices to share spectrum with connected vehicles must not be permitted without thorough testing, said automakers in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120928/MM83271LOGO) The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and The Association of Global Automakers submitted joint comments in response to an FCC proposal to allow unlicensed wireless...

SUVs Safer Than Cars Regardless Of Safety Rating
2013-05-15 11:11:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Even if a car has a better safety rating than an SUV, the driver in the smaller vehicle is more likely to be the one killed in a head-on collision between the two different types of automobiles, according to research being presented Thursday at the annual meeting of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) in Atlanta. While consumers often view crash safety ratings as a way to gauge how safe...

2013-05-14 08:21:48

-- UTI-Exton Promoting Safe Driving in Conjunction with National Safe Kids Day -- EXTON, Pa., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute (UTI) - the leading provider of automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine technician training - is hosting a car seat inspection event in conjunction with National Safe Kids Day - a global initiative to raise awareness and funds to protect children from injury. Free and open to the public, the event will be held Saturday, May 18(th)...

2013-05-08 00:21:19

NEW Data on Deadly Summer Driving Season Announced WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To kick off Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM), youth from across the country rallied today with National Organizations for Youth Safety® (NOYS), federal government leaders, global partners including the Nelson Mandela family, and corporate representatives to address road and traffic safety issues to help put an end to motor vehicle crashes - the leading cause of death...

Children's Lives At Risk Because Parents Drive Distracted
2013-05-06 14:35:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new survey, parents are putting their children at risk in cars because they are driving distracted. University of Michigan researchers studied over 600 parents to see what distractions they face when they are driving with their children in the car. They presented their findings at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting. "Lots of attention has been given to distracted teen drivers. However, our...

2013-05-02 08:22:19

Anti-Distracted Driving PSAs distributed during Global Youth Traffic Safety Month WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month(TM), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Mazda Motorsports, the Ad Council and the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) announced the six high school and college winners of their second annual Project Yellow Light scholarship contest. "One Text or Call Could Wreck It All," was the theme of this year's...

2013-05-01 16:20:40

PSAs featured on billboards and bus shelters in time for Global Youth Traffic Safety Month WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the beginning of the summer driving season--which is twice as deadly for teens--the nation's top highway safety agency is expanding its anti-texting campaign on billboards and bus shelters ("Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks."). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130501/DC05747) More than 1,000 billboards and bus shelters will...

NHTSA Issues Distracted Driving Guidelines, Backs Off Regulation
2013-04-24 19:12:04

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released final guidelines aimed at automakers, but pulled back from calling for actual regulations. These guidelines were released following a comment period on a draft release by the NHTSA last year. The new guidelines were posted on the NHTSA website. US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood called on automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risk of...