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    Video: Shocking distracted driving ad is a brutal wake up call

    It used to be that most of the car-related public service announcements on TV focused on preventing drunk driving and getting people to buckle their seatbelts, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched grisly new ads combatting distracted drivers with the slogan "U ...

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    Video: Watch GM's new pickup crash its way to five-star NHTSA ratings

    General Motors has just scored a big win with its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, acing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration New Car Assessment Program. The two full-size trucks had already netted a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in their crew-cab variants, but ...

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    Video: Robocop enlisted to help curb drunk driving during the holidays

    When eggnog and Christmas cheer get the best of you this season, driving is the last thing you should do, and it has enlisted the mercenary services of Robocop to remind you. In a pretty cool multi-million dollar ad campaign, at least. These anti-drunk driving commercials are part of "Drive ...

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    Study: More than 1/3 of kids killed in car crashes weren't in car seats or wearing belts

    As awful as it is hearing about a child that was killed in a car crash, it's even worse to hear that many of these deaths were likely preventable. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a study of vehicle crashes from 2011 that found that more than a third of kids (under the ...

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    Report: Google self-driving cars should have data recorders, says official

    Fears over domestic spying operations and privacy concerns have been splattered across the headlines with alarming frequency, and now it appears that even the auto industry isn't immune. According to a report from The Huffington Post, the chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, ...

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    Report: Airbag recalls on track for record year

    The escalating complexity of automobiles is led in part by the escalating complexity of safety systems. The once dumb airbag that lived all alone inside the steering wheel, for instance, is now a family of smart airbags that might be able to detect the location of the passenger they're meant to ...

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    Official: New voluntary guidelines set to combat distracted driving

    In its continuing battle against distracted driving, the US-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued voluntary guidelines covering the use of in-car infotainment and communication devices in the United States. It is NHTSA's intention that the proposals, which have been in ...

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    Featured: Senior citizen crash test ratings for cars under consideration

    When elderly drivers get into a car wreck, their bodies behave differently and are more likely to be injured. As part of its ongoing effort to make vehicles as safe as possible, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reportedly looking into creating a new crash-test rating ...

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    Featured: Corvette driver ducks to escape decapitation in car crash

    You wouldn't believe it by looking at the Corvette in these pictures, but the driver of the Chevrolet that slammed into the back of this moving truck survived with only non-life threatening injuries. The crash occurred near Los Angeles on the southbound 405 Freeway on Monday, March 4. Fire crews ...

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    Recalls: Hyundai Veloster shattering sunroof recalls 6,071 more cars

    Back in December, Hyundai issued a recall affecting some 13,500 Veloster hatchbacks because their optional panoramic sunroofs could possibly shatter while the vehicle is in motion. Now, an expansion of that recall has been announced, with an additional 6,071 units of the 2012 model year hatchback ...