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24
Oct

Nissan Vehicle Safety Tech: 3 New Innovations on Horizon

Multinational automaker Nissan announced that they are going to implement three new safety technologies. They will help in reducing accidents, collisions and mortal injuries to drivers and passengers. These include ‘Acceleration Suppression for Pedal Misapplication’, ‘Multi-Sensing System with rear camera’ and ‘Predictive Forward Collision Warning System.’ These enhancements are ready to give you a safe driving experience.

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Nissan details three upcoming safety technologies

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18
Oct

MADD Partnering With National Drug Control Policy To Release Drugged Driving Toolkit

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, is partnering with the National Drug Control Policy to try and stop drugged driving. The article states that drug involvement in fatal crashes has increased five percent over the last five years. The partnership is releasing information such as a Drugged Driving Toolkit to help inform parents about the increasing deaths of drunk and drugged driving. The article ends with saying that they are already laws in place to make it illegal to drive while under the influence of illicit drugs.

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MADD To Combat Drugged Driving

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18
Oct

Engine Fires Prompt NHTSA Investigation of 2007-2008 Mini Coopers

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that it has begun an investigation of engine fires in BMW Mini Coopers. The probe includes some 36,000 cars from model years 2007 and 2008. Two-thirds of the 12 complaints filed with the agency happened when the cars were parked and their engines turned off.

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BMW Mini Coopers Under U.S. Probe Following 12 Engine Fires

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13
Oct

Parents Not Using LATCH to Anchor Child Seats?

Parents and car manufacturers want children safer in vehicles. The Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children System (LATCH) car seats were developed in 2002; but unfortunately, many parents bypass LATCH and use seat belts to anchor a child seat, while many who are willing to use LATCH do not understand its correct use. The parents should follow the guidelines given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the safety of their children.

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Making Child Safety Seats and LATCH More User-Friendly

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13
Oct

Is Drunk Driving Out of Control?

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol is not only driving up the insurance prices but also is unsafe, dangerous and life-threatening which seems to be not clearly understood by more than 12 million Americans who drink and drive, as revealed through a study by an insurance organization, Online Auto Insurance. More stringent laws are needed to curb this menace, the details of which are available on Live Insurance News.

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Study shows that millions of Americans drive drunk each year

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13
Oct

How To Avoid Deer Strikes

Deer collision month is from October to December; in these three months there is lot of accidents. The cost of repairs is around $3700 for a deer strike! By following a few simple tips you can reduce your chances of hitting a deer. The first one is to look for signs and slow down when you see them.  Also remember that deer are active between 6 to 9pm.  Always use your headlamps.  Deer are always in groups – if it is inevitable hit it straight or else you will lose control.

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Deer/vehicle Collisions On Your Mind?

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12
Oct

Volvo Developing Deer Avoidance Technology

It is always nice to see companies developing technology for good causes, and it is a welcome move by Volvo that a radar sensor and an infrared camera is being used to monitor the road and alert the driver if any animal comes in the vicinity of the camera range and apply the brakes automatically to stop the vehicle. All the credit in this regard goes to Volvo which has developed this system to avoid car-deer collisions that occur at dawn or dusk during the shorter days of fall and winter. More details on SearchAutoParts.com

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Oh, deer: Volvo on the hunt for car-animal crash avoidance technology

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12
Oct

New Airbag Innovations From Ford, Toyota

We all know that the steering-wheel-embedded airbag can prevent fatalities in head-on collisions, but there are new innovations on the rise. The front center airbag can save lives in side crashes. The air bag technology is continuously developing. Car manufacturers are making improvements in the design of these airbags to minimize fatalities. Ford has developed an inflatable safety belt and Toyota iQ microcar a rear window curtain bag to save people in collisions.

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The Airbag’s New Angle

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12
Oct

Top Safety Pick: 2012 VW Passat

A “Top Safety Pick” designation is given to those vehicles which satisfy all the four categories of safety testing, namely: Frontal Impact Testing, Rear Impact Testing, Side Impact Testing and Roof Strength Testing. The newly designed 2012 Volkswagen Passat has passed all these tests by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. More details are available on EasyArticleSubmit.com

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2012 VW Passat Safety Features Earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick

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10
Oct

Audi Asks Drivers To Pledge Safer Driving Habits

Audi is plugging the 2012 A6, which is to be expected, but what’s unexpected is a novel new campaign to award a trip to Audi’s Advanced Driving School for pledging safer driving habits.  That means staying off your phone while driving, no texting, and no Starbucks to distract you.

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California Ranks Highest on Audi Road Frustration Index | Auto Loan in California (CA)

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