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ASBC/NHTSA Launch Joint Safety Project to Increase Student Ridership

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American School Bus Council (ASBC) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently unveiled new tools that will be used by ASBC members to help promote student ridership on large school buses. “As a public health and safety agency we are committed to safety and ensuring children and teens get from place to place in the safest ways possible,” said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland. “Although no mode of transportation is completely without risk, school buses continue to be the safest way to transport students to and from school — significantly safer than walking, riding a bicycle or being driven to school in a car.”… Read More »

Kannapolis Gets AAA Traffic Safety Recognition

KANNAPOLIS — The city of Kannapolis was one of 15 municipalities recognized by AAA Carolinas Monday for traffic safety efforts over the past year, a AAA press release said. The organization recognized towns and cities in three categories: communities under 10,000 in population, those with 10,000 to 30,000 residents and those with more than 30,000 in population… Read More »

Freescale Introduces Advanced Airbag Sensors for Improved Vehicle Safety

Freescale Semiconductor is offering a family of automotive acceleration sensors designed to expedite development of advanced airbag systems that help save lives and protect against injuries caused by vehicle collisions. Freescale’s new Xtrinsic MMA65xxKW family of accelerometers employs intelligent sensing technologies designed for front and side crash detection that can be easily and efficiently integrated into vehicle airbag systems… Read More »

New Public Service Advertising Campaign to Urge Young Adult Drivers to ‘Stop the Texts’ and ‘Stop the Wrecks’

AUGUSTA – In an effort to educate young drivers about the dangers of texting while driving, Attorney General William J. Schneider announces that the State Attorneys General and Consumer Protection agencies, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Ad Council are launching a new public service advertising campaign (PSA) nationwide … Read More »

U.S. DOT tests ‘Connected Vehicle Technology’

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took a firsthand look at “connected vehicle” technologies that have the potential to improve safety and help drivers avert crashes as part of a research clinic hosted by the Department of Transportation at Walt Disney World SPEEDWAY. “Thanks to the efforts of automakers and the safety community traffic fatalities … Read More »

October Seat Belt Wave Ends in State, Message Continues

According to Minnesota Department of Public Safety records traffic deaths are coming down in Minnesota and a higher seat belt use rate is a part of the reason. As of Oct. 31, 2011 there were 284 traffic deaths in Minnesota compared to 342 at the same time in 2010. The current statewide seat belt usage rate is approximately 92.7 percent … Read More »

Global 2012 Ford Ranger Scores Highest In Euro Crash Tests

The news for small-pickup fans keeps getting better. Autoblog has posted a video of the global 2012 Ford Ranger’s most recent crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP, Europe’s vehicle safety agency. The new Ranger not only earned the highest scores of any pickup truck, but it also received the highest ratings Euro NCAP has ever awarded for passenger protection … Read More »

Safety Regulators Probe Mini Engine Fires

U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into an estimated 36,000 Mini subcompact cars after receiving 12 complaints about engine compartment fires. The probe involves BMW AG’s Mini Cooper S cars from model years 2007 and 2008 sold in the United States — including five complaints alleging fires that resulted in total vehicle loss … Read More »

Seat Belt Use Up in Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Federal traffic officials say seat belt use is up in Nevada while alcohol-related traffic deaths are down. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that 94.1 percent of drivers used their seat belts. Federal officials say Nevada had 46 alcohol-involved traffic deaths during the fiscal 2011 year, which started in July 2010 … Read More »

Tragedy Emphasizes Motorcycle Helmet Safety

The tragic death of local musician and blue collar hero Tommy Martin is a stark reminder of the importance of motorcycle helmets. The New Mexico State Police reported Martin’s motorcycle struck a deer near milepost 308 on U.S. Highway 70 at about 6:45 p.m. Oct. 12. He died of injuries he suffered in the accident on Oct. 17 … Read More »

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