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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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    Report: Move to mandate rearview cameras could boost new car prices

    It looks like we don't have much longer to wait to find out if rearview cameras will become the next safety device to become standard on new cars. Ray LaHood and the US Department of Transportation could put this legislation to the vote by the end of the month to require all new vehicles in 2014 ...

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    Report: Distracted driving scourge a repeat of 1930?

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. According to a report at, Department of Transportation chief Ray LaHood isn't the first person to take on distracted driving. In 1930, George A. Packer, then the Massachusetts registrar of motor vehicles, wanted the state to ...

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    Report: The "Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving"

    Everyone needs a plan, and now Ray LaHood and his people at the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have released their boldly titled Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving. The blueprint calls for: Getting all states to pass laws banning distracted driving. Challenge ...

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    Report: NHTSA says White House didn't factor in Chevy Volt fire disclosure

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has confirmed the Obama administration didn't ask the government agency to delay announcing potential safety issues with the Chevrolet Volt. According to The Detroit News, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was briefed about Volt fires that ...

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    Report: LaHood details new tour bus safety measures

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced new tour bus safety measures that could make it a lot more difficult for companies to operate their fleets in an unsafe manner. Among the sweeping changes are a requirement for tour bus companies to pass a safety audit before receiving ...