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21NHTSA to update 5-star testing process

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Crash Testing – Click above for high-res image gallery

15NHTSA head says crash standards should be higher

Nicole Nason, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), maintains that the crash standards that have been on the books since 1973 are due for a revision. Recognizing the 9 out of 10 vehicles routinely score either four- or five-stars on the administration's tests, she's seeking to increase the standards for front- and side-impacts, along with more stringent testing of rollover protection.

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