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Study: Hybrid Drivers Safer in Crashes, Pedestrians Not So Much

A new study has found that hybrid vehicle drivers are less likely to be injured in a car crash than in a conventional vehicle, but may be more likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents. The Highway Loss Data Institute, which conducts scientific studies of vehicle insurance data, has found that hybrid vehicle drivers are 25 percent less likely to be injured in a car accident than in conventional vehicles… Read More »

Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit (NJT) Board Chairman James Simpson And Members of the N.J. Safety at Railroad Crossings Leadership Oversight Committee Recently Provided an Overview of the Tactics That Will Be Implemented to Reduce Overall Fatal

Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit (NJT) Board Chairman James Simpson and members of the N.J. Safety at Railroad Crossings Leadership Oversight Committee recently provided an overview of the tactics that will be implemented to reduce overall fatalities and accidents at railroad grade crossings… Read More »

Don’t Turn Thanksgiving Into a Tragedy This Year, Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time.

Area law enforcement agencies remind highway travelers this Thanksgiving that the only belt that should be left unbuckled this year, or any year, is the one holding up your trousers — not the seat belt in your car. “Seat belts have saved more lives than any other single piece of automotive safety equipment,” said Romell Cooks, Regional Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Region 7… Read More »

Testers May Have Caused Chevy Volt Fire, GM says

A Chevrolet Volt is shown at a GM plant in Flint, Mich., last year. GM says a battery fire in a test vehicle could have been prevented… Read More »

Click It or Ticket Campaign Kicks Off

The Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign will begin Monday, Nov. 21, according to area law enforcement officials. Jacksonville Police will be participating in the campaign through Sunday, November 27, according to a Friday news release… Read More »

Lawsuit Blames Toyota for Teen’s Lap-Belt Injury

In a suit filed in Monterey County Superior Court Monday, Chelsie Hill targets the Toyota Corporation alleging the lap-only seat belt she had on in middle of the rear seat of the Toyota 4Runner was the reason she was paralyzed in the Feb. 21, 2010, crash. Hill was one of four passengers in the Toyota that was driven by her friend, Aaron Corn, then 19, who in January entered a no-contest plea in the alcohol-fueled crash. He was sentenced in March to seven years in prison. Hill was the only one of the teen passengers — who all suffered varying degrees of injuries — wearing a lap-only seat belt… Read More »

2012 Camaro Receives PERFECT Score by NHTSA

But here it is in black and white (and yellow): The 2012 Chevy Camaro coupe is the FIRST vehicle to earn a perfect score in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s safety testing since the federal testing procedures were revised in 2011, according to Examiner.com. While other vehicles have earned an overall NHTSA 5-Star safety rating … Read More »

Free Car Seat Checks Planned Around Delaware

Delaware Highway officials say three out of four parents in Delaware do not install their child’s car seat properly. They say children using incorrectly installed car seats face dramatically increased rates of death and injury in the event of a crash. The Office of Highway Safety want to remind parents, guardians, and anyone who might be transporting children this holiday season to get their car seats checked for proper installation and fit for free at any one of the OHS child passenger Fitting Stations Wednesday… Read More »

Five Ways to Keep Your Car Out of a Snowbank

BOSTON – Despite holiday songs’ claims to the contrary, dashing through the snow is exactly what most drivers want to avoid as winter weather approaches. Of the 6.3 million accidents the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says occur on U.S. roads each year, more than 1.5 million are weather related… Read More »

Westminster Police Warn Holiday Travelers to Buckle Up

The Westminster Police Department is reminding highway travelers this Thanksgiving to buckle up and potentially save a life. “Seat belts have saved more lives than any other single piece of automotive safety equipment,” said Westmintser Police Chief Jeff Spaulding in a release, “but in order for them to work, they have to be used … Read More »

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Trailer Towing: Safety Tip

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