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    Video: Buick rolls Enclave in the name of safety
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    Here's an interesting statistic: Rollovers account for just 2.2 percent of all accidents. A small number, no doubt, but those rollovers account for a massive 35.4 percent of all traffic fatalities. With that in mind, Buick engineers are hard at work perfecting technology like the company's ...

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    NHTSA announces new 'ejection mitigation' regulation
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    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is looking to reduce the number of injuries sustained by people ejected from vehicles during accidents. To that end, the government organization has just ruled to establish a new mandate that forces automakers to institute new ejection ...

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    Nissan Frontier tops latest round of IIHS crash tests, Chevrolet Colorado hits bottom
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    IIHS compact pickup crash tests – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested five compact pickup trucks for both rollover and side impact crashes, and overall, it would seem that the trucks' performances were pretty dismal. Only the Nissan ...

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    IIHS tests roof strength on microcars, Smart Fortwo comes out on top
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    IIHS microcar roof tests - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just tested the latest batch of the smallest cars on the market to determine the strength of their roofs in the event of a rollover accident. Coming out on top with a "good" rating was ...

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    Evergreener: Long-running Ford Ranger augments safety features for 2010
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    Click on the image above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford Ranger
    Despite dwindling sales in a dwindling segment, Ford's Ranger refuses to pack up. For 2010, the compact pickup looks unchanged on the outside, but beneath the skin it gains some new electronic gubbins to help make it more ...

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    NHTSA head says crash standards should be higher
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    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 ...

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    DOT, NHTSA release full proposal for mandatory electronic stability control
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    Monday's rumor became reality Thursday when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its proposal to require auto manufacturers to install electronic stability control as a standard feature in all new cars.Standard equipment ESC would be required on passenger vehicles under ...

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