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  • NHTSA Spotlight Could Hasten Spread of Auto-Braking Systems

     
    Forward collision warning systems are now available on cars as affordable as the Ford Focus and Mazda3, but a new spotlight from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration could hasten their spread. On Thursday, NHTSA announced plans to add more
  • Study: Many Parents Too Quick to Turn Car Seat Around

     
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, car crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for kids, but many of these catastrophes can be prevented with the proper use of child safety seats. The CDC reports that car...

    Ford Adds Auto-Braking, Pedestrian Detection to Collision-Warning System

     
    Ford plans to add pedestrian detection and auto-braking to its forward-collision warning system with a network of radars and windshield-mounted cameras. Dubbed Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, the technology debuts on the 2015 Ford Mondeo...

    Traffic Deaths Down 3.1 Percent in 2013

     
    Fatalities from traffic accidents decreased 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to a traffic fatality report issued today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In total, 32,719 Americans died in traffic accidents in 2013. That's down...

    Study: Half of Young Driver Fatalities Were in Vehicles at Least 11 Years Old

     
    A new study has some startling statistics for parents of teen drivers. Forty-eight percent of drivers ages 15 to 17 who died in car crashes from 2008 to 2012 had cars that were at least 11 years old, and nearly...