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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...

2013-03-15 16:20:33

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) proposed rule to add sound to hybrid and electric vehicles, Global Automakers is asking the agency to find a noise level that effectively alerts pedestrians without being excessively loud. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120928/MM83271LOGO ) "Striking a balance is important," said Michael Cammisa, director of safety for Global Automakers. "While...

2013-03-06 23:03:21

With NHTSA making a key decision on the future of safety systems for light vehicles in August 2013, now is the time to stay informed and realize the key government-led trigger point of the US vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure market. As a consequence of this, Telematics Update have just opened registration to a free webinar for the connected vehicle audience: “The Impact of US Mandate-Driven Auto Safety” featuring three senior executives from Toyota, Cisco and the...

2013-03-06 16:22:04

Maryland House Bill 885 will establish criminal penalties for knowingly selling or installing non-functional airbags in vehicles WASHINGTON, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At today's Maryland House Judiciary Committee hearing on counterfeit airbag legislation, the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) urged the committee to pass House Bill 885, making it a criminal offense if an individual knowingly sells or installs a counterfeit airbag in a vehicle. (Logo:...

2013-03-05 08:21:01

- Subaru to fund a quest for the top performing safety restraints so consumers can keep their best friend as safe as possible on the road CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced a partnership with the Center for Pet Safety, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit research and advocacy organization dedicated to companion animal and consumer safety, to fund testing of pet car safety restraints. Currently, there are no performance...

2013-03-04 12:20:25

MADD and GHSA warn that failure to fund priority safety programs will be devastating for states WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six major highway safety organizations called on Congress to fully fund the Priority Highway Safety Grant Program, known as Section 405, when Congress considers funding for the remainder of FY 2013. Section 405 provides performance-based incentive funding for states to address key areas of highway safety that include impaired driving,...

Death Toll Increases For Teenage Drivers In 2012
2013-02-26 13:30:54

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online After compiling data from just the first six months of 2012, researchers have already noticed an uptick in the number of highway fatalities across America´s roadways. Most upsetting about these figures are the numbers of teenage fatalities. According to a new study from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the teenage fatality increase was “dramatic” from January to June of 2012, jumping by 19...

2013-02-21 08:21:39

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The completely redesigned 2013 Honda Accord Coupe has earned the highest available safety rating - a 5-Star(1) Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130221/LA63793) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/HONDALOGO) The 2013 Accord Coupe is the only vehicle in its class to earn a NHTSA 5-star Overall Vehicle Score and Insurance Institute...

2013-02-19 12:20:22

ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council announced today its preliminary estimate that approximately 36,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2012. This marks a five percent upsurge from 2011 and is the first increase since 2004 to 2005. Crash injuries requiring medical attention also are estimated to have risen by five percent since 2011 to a total of 3.9 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120705/DC35658LOGO) Total miles...