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    Report: Automakers lobby to harmonize US-EU safety regulations
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    The 28-member European Union and the United States are currently negotiating a free trade agreement that, if successfully concluded, would rewrite the rules of international exchange for 46 percent of global trade. The magnitude of the potential deal means just about everyone is trying to ...

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    Recalls: Michelin recalling 1.3M tires over tread separation
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    Michelin North America has issued a recall of 1.3 million of its LTX M/S tire, produced from January 2010 to June 2012 at its Nova Scotia plant, size LT225/75R16 115/112R LRE. A "tread/belt endurance" issue lead could to tread separation, tread loss or rapid air loss. Despite the massive number of ...

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    Report: NHTSA chief David Strickland leaving position
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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief David Strickland, 45, is stepping down after heading the agency since January 2010, The Detroit News reports, but his plans after NHTSA haven't been announced. It's expected that he'll leave within the next couple of months, after which David ...

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    Read This: How long do you have to wait to drive after a broken bone?
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    As car enthusiasts, there isn't much that's more devastating than being told you physically can't drive. Whether due to injury or illness, that loss of mobility can be a wildly frustrating experience. Fortunately, we humans are fairly good at healing, and in the case of some injuries are back in ...

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    Report: Toyota vows to fix poor Camry crash test result that irked Consumer Reports
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    Many Toyota vehicles haven't been performing well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) small overlap frontal crash test, and the Camry is one of them. The 2012 and 2013 Camry both received "Poor" ratings, IIHS' lowest rating, in the test, which spurred Consumer Reports to take ...

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    Followup: Woman ticketed for driving with Google Glass to fight charge
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    A San Diego woman who was ticketed in October by the California Highway Patrol for wearing Google Glass while driving pleaded not guilty and will fight the citation in court, Yahoo reports. The woman, Cecilia Abadie, was pulled over for driving 80 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone. After Abadie ...

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    Report: Volvo's pedestrian airbags may already be on their way out
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    As proof of just how quickly automotive technology can advance, just check out the Volvo V40. Developed with an external airbag aimed at better protecting pedestrians in the event of a collision, this innovative safety device could be phased out soon in place of more advanced active safety ...

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    Report: NHTSA claims power to regulate smartphones in cars, will issue guidelines next year
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    Back in April, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released voluntary guidelines covering the use of in-car infotainment and communications in the hopes that automakers would reconfigure their systems to make them safer. But on Tuesday, NHTSA administrator David Strickland said at ...

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    Report: NHTSA says road fatalities up 3.3% in 2012
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has crunched the numbers, and its data says that 2012 was a deadlier year for US motorists than 2011, with a 3.3-percent increase in road fatalities. 33,561 people were killed, with much of the blame being placed on an unseasonably warm winter ...

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    Video: Invisible bike helmet promises to save your hair and your head
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    What's the worst part about riding a bicycle? It's definitely not the fuel savings, we hope it's not the extra exercise, and, for some brave riders, it's not the ability to slot through gridlocked traffic. We're going to go out on a limb and say that donning a helmet for the ride is one of the ...

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    Report: Senate panel debating if NHTSA is advancing auto regulations quickly enough
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    The number of vehicle deaths in the US has fallen since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was created in 1966, even as the number of drivers on the road has greatly increased and the number of miles they drive has increased exponentially more. But a Senate panel is ...

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    Report: Detroit's new fleet of donated police cars have safety issues [w/video]
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    In a show of generosity in mid-August, Detroit's business leaders donated $8 million to the Police Department and Fire Department in order to buy 100 new police vehicles and 23 EMS ambulances. But now officers have discovered – and complained – that the police vehicles have glaring ...

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    Report: Skully reveals Google Glass-like motorcycle helmet [w/video]
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    The Skully P-1, a motorcycle helmet with a heads-up display, rear-view camera and smartphone connectivity, was unveiled last week at the DEMO Fall 2013 conference, where it was one of five companies to win the DEMO God award. The DOT-certified helmet was conceived by Skully founder Marcus Weller ...

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    Report: Chrysler recalling nearly 141k vehicles over electrical woes
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    Software glitches that randomly illuminate warning lights and cause instrument cluster blackouts are forcing Chrysler to recall 140,800 vehicles, The Detroit News reports. The automaker is recalling 132,000 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees, 91,559 of which are in the US. In addition to the Jeep recalls, ...

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    Report: NHTSA stopping recall notices, safety testing amid government shutdown
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    The US government's shutdown may have an adverse effect on vehicle recalls and safety testing, according to a report from AOL Autos. Complaints can still be submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but nothing will actually be done about any of these submissions or any ...

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    Report: Can the government mechanically force you to wear your seatbelt? [w/poll]
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    The National Highway Traffic Administration is considering the use of ignition interlocks in vehicles that would require the seatbelts of occupied seats to be fastened in order to drive the car, Automotive News reports, four decades after Congress moved to prevent manufacturers from installing ...

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    Official: 2014 Honda Odyssey first minivan to earn Top Safety Pick+ award [w/video]
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    You know an automaker is confident about the safety of its vehicles when it asks one of the top crash test agencies to destroy one of its newest models. That's exactly what happened with the 2014 Honda Odyssey. According the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Honda requested that the agency ...

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    Video: Dirt track driver escapes fiery wreck, finishes fifth
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    Dirt Modified racer Mike Stofflet was running in a pre-feature heat at the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Pennsylvania, when things went quite wrong. It's difficult to tell what happened exactly, but we're guessing he made contact with another car, which sent him skittering up the track with his ...

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    Video: The fireproof history of Sparco Motorsports
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    A blue patch with white embroidered letters that spell out "sparco," all in lower case – you've seen it so often you ignore it, it's such a common site on drivers' suits and racing seats. But there's so much about Sparco that probably few know - us included. The 35-year-old Italian firm ...

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    Study: Americans who consider drunk driving 'a serious threat' declines 21% in 3 years
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    Alternate titles for this story could have been "American drivers growing stupider," "Number of boneheads on the road increases," "Natural selection having greater influence on American drivers." We don't mean to make light of the latest study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, but it's ...

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