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Go over the river and through the woods…safely

ASSE has tips for holiday roadway travel
November 21, 2012

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) says an estimated 43.6 million people are expected to be on the road this Thanksgiving – in addition to the millions who will be driving as part of their job.


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Counterfeit air bags pose danger to drivers

November 12, 2012

A growing black market in counterfeit air bags has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue a warning to vehicle owners and repair professionals.


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Drive safely work week

October 9, 2012

A NIOSH Science Blog post by Stephanie Pratt, PhD: A 45-year-old salesperson was killed in a motor vehicle crash while traveling to meet with clients.A 26-year-old emergency medical technician died when the ambulance she was in was struck head-on by a pickup truck traveling more than 70 miles per hour in the wrong lane of a two-lane road.


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Better vehicle design credited with decline in highway deaths

Analysis shows marked decline in likelihood of crashing, increased likelihood of escaping a crash without injuries
June 14, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that better-designed, safer vehicles have contributed to an overall decline in crashes, deaths and injuries on U.S. roadways.


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DOT’s “connected technology” program gathers momentum

May 24, 2012

An overwhelming majority of drivers who have experienced technology that allows vehicles to communicate with each other have a highly favorable opinion of its safety benefits, according to data released recently by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).


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Road service company braces for holidays

Travelers will need 194,000 jump starts, 95,000 tires changed
December 28, 2011

AAA expects to the aid of more than 800,000 stranded motorists during the year-end holiday period, as 83.6 million holiday travelers choose to take to the roadways for their holiday travel plans.


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New technology could help drivers avoid accidents

Collision and sudden stop warnings among features being tested
October 24, 2011

"Connected vehicle" technologies that could help drivers avoid approximately 80 percent of vehicle crash types are being tested at clinics being hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).


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