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Seatbelts on school bus
When you need the latest in Car Safety reports, guidelines, consumer answers and discussion turn to for a weekly wrap up, right here. Keeping you abreast of the most important revelations in car safety on a weekly basis can help you be aware of technological developments, recalls and safety issues you need to know. Tune in Every Monday afternoon for a quick check up on what you need to know. NHTSA Reverses Position on Bus Seat Belts Mark Rosekind of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just this weekRead More

Posted On May 16, 2014By adminIn What's government doing?

Europe shows the way

The European Union (EU) now includes 28 member states and, as of 2012, it has an estimated population of 507,890,000. The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has just published a report showing that, in 2012, 12,345 people were killed on the roads. Just so we keep this in proportion, as of 2014, the USA has an estimated population of 317,996,000. In 2012, the last year for which statistics are available, 34,080 were killed on the roads. So America has a significantly smaller population and kills getting on for three timesRead More

Posted On January 24, 2014By adminIn Comment and fun

Which are the most dangerous states?

Here’s a question to start us off: how do we judge the failure to act? Let’s say, for example, we’re walking along the banks of a river and see a child drowning in shallow water. It would be no danger to us to wade out into the river to rescue this child although we would get our shoes wet. Yet we choose to walk by as if this tragedy is nothing to do with us. Most people would agree this is morally unacceptable behavior. Yet the law takes a slightlyRead More

Posted On January 15, 2014By adminIn People and what they drive

Seat belts save lives

Over the years, research has consistently demonstrated that the correct use of seat belts or appropriate child restraints is the easiest way to reduce the number of injuries in crashes and save lives. In a car, the combination of lap and shoulder restraints reduces the risk of serious injury by 50% and of death by 45%. If you are in a light truck, you reduce the risk of serious injury by 65% and of death by 60%. Fitting and using child restraints is even more effective in the youngest passengers,Read More