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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was created by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 as an agency of the United States government’s executive branch and their Department of Transportation. Today, the NHTSA is primarily known for authoring and applying Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and conducting crash testing—vehicles that receive the annual NHTSA […]

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7 Commonly Broken Traffic Laws

7 Commonly Broken Traffic Laws

Ever wondered which traffic laws drivers tend to break the most? You’re not alone. Here are seven road rules that drivers tend to abuse more than others. Safe Travels: Discover the benefits of OnStar technology Speeding and illegal maneuvers Speeding and illegal maneuvers are some of the most popular offenses that drivers commit. These unlawful […]

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Toyota Makes Safety Software Openly Available

Toyota Makes Safety Software Openly Available

Toyota announced it will make its Total Human Model for Safety software freely available starting January 2021. The automaker hopes this will help improve vehicle safety as well as help improve the software itself. When it was first launched in 2000, THUMS was the world’s first software to simulate a virtual human body and analyze […]

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9 Top Safety Rated SUVs of 2020

9 Top Safety Rated SUVs of 2020

This article is sponsored by Davis Law Group, P.S. Safety is one of the top priorities, not only for car buyers but also for manufacturers. After all, no one wants to buy a car that will put them at risk of accidents or death. If you’re thinking of buying a new car in 2020, here […]

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2020 Eclipse Cross Earns 5-Star Overall Safety Rating

2020 Eclipse Cross Earns 5-Star Overall Safety Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. This is the second year in a row that the compact SUV has earned the highest-possible overall score. Becoming the SUV It Is Today: Eclipse history The SUV’s safety systems and crashworthiness The NHTSA put the 2020 Eclipse […]

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Which US Counties Had the Highest Traffic Deaths in 2018?

Which US Counties Had the Highest Traffic Deaths in 2018?

This article is sponsored by Wendt Law. Personal injury law firm Wendt Law has just released an interactive map that details motor vehicle fatalities in America in 2018 by county, as reported by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. According to this data, Los Angeles County had the most traffic fatalities in 2018 by […]

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2020 Chrysler Voyager Receives a Five-Star Safety Rating

2020 Chrysler Voyager Receives a Five-Star Safety Rating

The all-new 2020 Chrysler Voyager has received a five-star overall safety rating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the minivan the highest possible rating for its safety features and great performance in crash tests. A Stand-Out Sedan: Comparing the Chrysler 300 to the Ford Fusion The crashworthiness of the minivan When evaluating the Chrysler […]

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Toyota Pushes Final Takata Airbag Safety Recall Ahead of Schedule

Toyota Pushes Final Takata Airbag Safety Recall Ahead of Schedule

Toyota Canada has announced it is conducting the final phase of the safety recall involving Takata airbag inflators ahead of schedule, as the final remedy inflators are now available. In Canada, the affected models include the 2003-2008 Corolla, 2002-2007 Sequoia, 2003-2006 Tundra, and 2002-2010 Lexus SC 430, adding up to about 37,591 vehicles. According to […]

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Infotainment Systems, Distracted Driving, and Safety-Oriented Alternatives

Infotainment Systems, Distracted Driving, and Safety-Oriented Alternatives

There is a constant danger of being involved in a car accident while you’re on the road. When you think of it in its purest form, the safety of all road users relies on whether or not other motorists stick to road rules and traffic regulations. With that in mind, the importance of maintaining focus […]

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2019 Honda Passport Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

2019 Honda Passport Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded the new 2019 Honda Passport its Top Safety Pick rating, one of the most coveted honors in the automotive industry. The Passport earned the highest possible score of “Good” in all but one of the IIHS’s crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, […]

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NHTSA Gives 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV a High Safety Rating

NHTSA Gives 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV a High Safety Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently gave the all-new 2020 Outlander PHEV a five-Star Overall Safety Rating. This is the highest rating that the NHTSA can give a vehicle in its New Car Assessment Program. Don’t Break the Bank: Fuel-efficient Mitsubishi models Why the 2020 Outlander PHEV earned the rating The NHTSA utilizes the […]

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Which Safety Features Are Legally Required on US Cars?

Which Safety Features Are Legally Required on US Cars?

Photo: RobinHiggins It’s fascinating to consider that the safety features the U.S. mandates now, were once optional features when they first came out. Take the seat belt, for example. Though American physicians began testing lap belts in the mid-1930s, it wasn’t until 1966 that the U.S. required new vehicles to have seat belts.  On a […]

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2019 Honda Passport Gets 5-Star Safety Rating

2019 Honda Passport Gets 5-Star Safety Rating

The all-new 2019 Honda Passport has earned the maximum five-star overall vehicle score for safety in the National Highway Traffic Administration’s New Car Assessment Program. Honda is marketing the new 2019 Passport as a rugged SUV for outdoor enthusiasts, but even adventurers like to feel safe when they get in a vehicle. The Passport uses […]

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What to Know for National Work Zone Awareness Week

What to Know for National Work Zone Awareness Week

Ah, springtime — birds singing, flowers in bloom, and orange barrels dotting the highway. While road work zones may not be the most idyllic facet of spring, a little awareness and some safe driving can save lives. That’s why the American Traffic Safety Services Association created National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is typically observed […]

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2019 Honda HR-V Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

2019 Honda HR-V Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Honda HR-V has made big forward strides for the 2019 model year, earning Top Safety Pick certification from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after improving in several areas over the 2018 model. The 2019 HR-V earned the highest possible score of “Good” in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, seat, and head […]

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2019 Honda CR-V Earns Top Safety Ratings from IIHS

2019 Honda CR-V Earns Top Safety Ratings from IIHS

The 2019 Honda CR-V has been rated among the safest vehicles on the road by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety with top marks in every crashworthiness evaluation. The IIHS found that with the CR-V’s available suite of Honda Sensing active safety technologies, including automatic emergency braking, the CR-V earned the highest possible score of […]

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How Did Car Safety Crash Tests Originate?

How Did Car Safety Crash Tests Originate?

Crash tests are a necessary and commonplace part of releasing a car on today’s market. Consumers rely on the scores and ratings produced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make educated buying decisions. Crash tests weren’t always part of the design and evaluation process of new automobiles. […]

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All 2018-19 Honda Models Claim 5-Star Safety Rating

All 2018-19 Honda Models Claim 5-Star Safety Rating

As the year comes to a close, Honda has something big to celebrate: every 2018-2019 model tested this year has earned the highest-possible five-star score for overall vehicle safety in crash testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, making the Honda lineup one of the safest in the industry. Of the 12 tested models, […]

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