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2013-04-24 12:20:28

Approximately 5,000 Motorcyclist Fatalities Projected WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new report released today, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is projecting that motorcyclist deaths increased approximately 9 percent in 2012, to more than 5,000 lives lost. This is greater than the overall traffic fatality increase projected by the federal government and would be the 14(th) out of the last 15 years in which motorcyclist deaths increased....

2013-04-23 12:37:17

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Automakers supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) goal to help reduce the potential for driver distraction. When designing in-vehicle features and their controls, automakers consider usability, comprehension, and safety, in the context of the driving environment. Our members have already factored in many of the recommendations in the draft NHTSA guidelines for in-vehicle devices in their internal...

2013-04-19 23:21:06

Howard Frederick of the law firm Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick L.L.C. discusses the ramifications of the recent car recalls, and how it adds a new level of expertise necessary for personal injury lawyers when representing clients in car accident and injury cases. New York City, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 According to NBC news* early this month, another auto recall transpired, with a recall of cars manufactured by Subaru, Hyundai, and Kia. The 200,000 Subaru cars...

2013-04-13 23:03:48

Attorney Chris Davis provides expert commentary on a recently-released study from the NHTSA, which revealed that a significant percentage of all surveyed drivers admitted to using their cell phones behind the wheel despite a clear understanding of the dangers of distracted driving. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released the results of an in-depth survey which indicated that although American drivers understand the...

2013-04-11 12:22:08

Over 1,100 People Killed Since Law Was Passed WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents of children killed in backover incidents and safety groups today joined Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Peter King (R-NY) at a Capitol Hill press event to urge the Obama Administration to release a rear visibility rule for motor vehicles. With strong bipartisan support Congress required this safety rule in the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act signed...

2013-04-10 12:20:54

Toyota, Consumer Reports and Google Receive Safety Awards NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated to bringing automobile manufacturers, public and private organizations, and the media together to share information and discuss ways to make vehicles and roadways safer for drivers and pedestrians, the World Traffic Safety Symposium announced the 2013 Traffic Safety Achievement Awards last week at the New York International Auto Show. The Honorable David L. Strickland,...

Bans Not Working, Drivers Continuing To Use Mobile Phones
2013-04-08 15:31:55

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Despite bans put in place to discourage the practice, people are continuing to use their mobile handsets while behind the wheel, according to the results of a new survey from the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released last Friday. Despite the continued warnings that distracted driving can lead to crashes, injuries and death, many Americans choose to avoid those warnings...

New Ratings Needed To Protect Older Drivers: NHTSA
2013-04-05 08:26:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to change the rating system for new cars to keep pace with rapidly changing technology and to better protect older drivers. In a Federal Register posting on Thursday, the agency said it may create a “silver” rating system to describe how well vehicles protect older occupants in crashes. It may also consider how rear-seat passengers and pedestrians cope...

2013-03-28 12:20:41

REUNION, Fla., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Automotive Safety Council held its 52(nd) Annual General Membership meeting at the Reunion Resort and Club March 20-24(th). The Automotive Safety Council (ASC) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1961, with a mission of enhancing automotive safety globally through the development, production and implementation of the latest automotive safety equipment to prevent crashes, protect occupants and pedestrians in a collision and to notify...

2013-03-21 12:21:44

Legislation provides almost $50 million for Campaign Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, legislation passed by Congress to fund the federal government for the remainder of FY 2013 represents a major milestone in MADD's efforts to eliminate drunk driving. This legislation, expected to be signed into law by President Obama, fully funds MADD's three-point program for eliminating drunk driving deaths and fatalities known as the Campaign to Eliminate...