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    Report: Just how dangerous are aging tires? [w/video]
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    Four people were killed in Louisiana back in February, after the tread separated on a ten-year-old SUV tire. There are a number of questions surrounding the tire industry following an investigation by ABC News into its attempts at blocking legislation that would require tires be inspected on ...

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    Study: NTSB offers NHTSA advice on semi truck safety
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    Based on studies conducted last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has sent seven recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "to improve the safety of tractor-trailers." The suggestions range from changing actual physical components on tractor-trailers, like ...

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    Report: Deborah Hersman, head of NTSB and vocal critic of auto safety efforts, stepping down
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    The National Transportation Safety Board will be getting a new boss, as the current head has announced she'll be stepping down. Deborah Hersman had a controversial tenure as head of the NTSB, strongly criticizing efforts in automotive safety. Hersman was a vocal opponent of talking and texting ...

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    Report: Google self-driving cars should have data recorders, says US official
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    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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    Official: NTSB proposes lowering blood alcohol limit on drunk driving laws
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    In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-impaired driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a set of recommendations, 19 in total, calling for more stringent laws and enforcement. "Most Americans think that we've solved the problem of impaired driving, but ...

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    Report: New Year's Day, not St. Patrick's, most deadly on US roads
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    Earlier this month, as part of its conclusions to an investigation into wrong-way driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommend ignition interlocks for all those convicted of a DUI. That means every first-time offender couldn't start his car until he had satisfied the ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #309 LIVE!
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    We record Autoblog Podcast #308 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments regarding the rest of the week's news via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream ...

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    Official: Mandated collision avoidance technology makes NTSB's Most Wanted List
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    Lane departure warning and collision avoidance systems have largely been the province of upscale automakers or the range-topping trims in volume models, but that's beginning to change. Apparently, however, the National Transportation Safety Board feels that such safety features should not be the ...

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    Report: Electronics makers wary of NTSB's proposed hands-free ban
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    Here's one from the unsurprising file: The Consumer Electronics Association has written the National Traffic Safety Board in opposition to the proposed ban on hands-free calling. According to The Detroit News, CEA is all for efforts to create technological solutions to the distracted driving ...

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    Report: NTSB still pushing to ban hands-free phones in cars
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    Today's automobiles are more connected than ever, and the National Transportation Safety Board doesn't seem to approve. The Detroit News reports that NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman is standing behind a recommendation to ban drivers from making hands-free phone calls that aren't of the emergency ...

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    Report: Even LaHood thinks the NTSB mobile electronics ban is flawed [w/poll]
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    When Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood thinks a ban on drivers using electronic devices is a flawed, you know it's a bad idea. But that's exactly what the Good Secretary told David Shepardson of the Detroit News during a recent interview. Citing the recent recommendation by the National ...

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    Report: IIHS contends cell phone bans not effective for curbing accidents
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    It just makes sense. Cell phone usage causes accidents, so state governments and the National Transportation Safety Board should ban phone usage while driving, right? Not so, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. CNN Money reports that studies by IIHS show that phones may not ...

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    Breaking: NTSB wants to ban mobile phone and electronics use in cars across the country [UPDATE]
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    In August of last year, a 19-year-old pickup driver received 11 texts in as many minutes while traveling down a Missouri highway outside Gray Summit. The truck rear-ended a stopped tractor trailer at speed, which was then struck by not one, but two school buses, resulting in a massive, multi-car ...

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    Report: Baby boomers about to flood roads with older drivers
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    Next year, the very first Baby Boomers will be 65 years old. By 2025, nearly one in five drivers will be 65 or older. Looking even further ahead, the number of licensed drivers over age 65 is set to double in 2030, to 57 million. The National Transportation Safety Board believes that the ...

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