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2014-07-08 08:21:07

Governors Highway Safety Association and The Allstate Foundation partner to identify initiatives key to reversing unbelted teen fatalities WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buckling up has always been a simple action that dramatically increases a person's chances of surviving a crash, but more than half of teen drivers killed in 2012 failed to use a seat belt. What's more shocking is that this number has increased by six percent over the last three years. And worse, teen...

2014-07-07 16:20:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the Fourth of July holiday driving period, 247 people were injured and eight people were killed in crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police. State troopers investigated a total of 695 crashes between July 3 and 6. Of those crashes, 72 were alcohol-related, including two of the fatalities. Two of those killed were not wearing seat belts. During the same period, state troopers arrested 487 people for driving...

2014-07-01 12:21:42

SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Car makers and their suppliers are facing new passive-restraint safety requirements coupled with an ongoing need to reduce costs and improve the quality of component testing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140701/123661 In the U.S., 50 percent of all vehicles under a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds built after Sept. 14 will be required to meet new side-impact requirements (FMVSS 226); 75 percent by 2015, and 100 percent by 2016. Most...

2014-06-28 04:20:10

Nationwide carwraps manufacturer JMR Graphicscomments on an article discussing the city of Mumbai's use of a billboard to remind people to use seatbelts. CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., June 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- JMR Graphics, a nationwide car wraps manufacturer, responds to an article published by Daily Bri that discusses the "Falling Hoarding", a billboard that is tilted forward and held only by a large seat belt. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140617/118969...

2014-06-27 16:20:32

Stewart J. Eisenberg and Daniel J. Sherry, Jr. of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg, & Jeck, P.C. represent man who became a quadriplegic after a vehicle rollover. PHILADELPHIA, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A jury has awarded a record-setting $55.3 million to a man who became a quadriplegic after his 1999 Acura Integra, which is manufactured by the Honda Motor Company, rolled over and his seatbelt failed to prevent his head from striking the roof. Following a nine-day trial...

2014-06-02 23:10:03

Today Flood Law Group announced it is investigating potential claims related to GM’s seat belt recall. Tuesday, May 20, GM recalled another 2.4 million cars in connection with a front seat belt problem that causes the front seat belt to separate from the car during a crash. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Flood Law Group announced today that it is available to investigate potential claims for those who may have been affected by GM’s recent seat belt recall. According to CNN...

2014-05-22 12:21:33

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Day Weekend is tough on all-terrain vehicle riders. During the four days of the 2013 Memorial Day weekend, there were at least 14 deaths and an estimated 2,850 emergency room treated injuries associated with ATV usage, according to reports gathered by CPSC. Four of the 14 fatalities during that weekend involved children younger than 16. Reports for the four holiday weekends from 2009 to 2012 show a total of more than 73 ATV-related...

2014-05-19 12:21:39

"Border-to-Border" Initiative Emphasizing Zero Tolerance Across State Lines HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT, Pennsylvania State and local police are partnering for a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" seat-belt enforcement which starts today, May 19 and runs through June 8. "Increased safety efforts, education and enforcement are helping to drive down the number of unbelted crashes and deaths, but there is still work to do," PennDOT Secretary Barry J....

2014-05-16 12:21:10

ORLANDO, Fla., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airbags and seat belts not only protect people from head and chest injuries during car accidents, they may also protect the kidneys, according to a new study at the 109(th) Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). The study will be presented to the media during a special press conference on Friday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Orlando County Convention Center. This session will be moderated by AUA past...

2014-05-15 12:21:09

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This May, Florida moviegoers may see a glass case full of whirling dollar bills next to the popcorn machine and wonder how someone could let all that money just fly away. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has placed two money machines in Florida movie theaters this month to visually depict the financial impact of a $200 seat belt violation for the 2014 Click It or Ticket mobilization. Florida has been a primary seat...


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