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Posts tagged "crash"

New car crash test results turn more than a few industry heads

The new crash safety test being implemented by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is creating some shock waves among automakers and their customers due to surprising test results that are challenging prior notions of the safety of various models.

Feds issue guidelines to reduce distractions, vehicle accidents

Newly issued driving guidelines proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) could be the first to directly address GPS units and other electronic devices that foster distracted driving and increase the risk of drivers becoming involved in car accidents.

Auto maker's strategy revealed in consolidated car crash claims

Toyota owners have been plagued by a series of car accidents in recent years due to unintended acceleration. As a result, Toyota has been hit with nearly 200 lawsuits, including some from Ohio, relating to injures and damages concerning various accidents linked to unintended acceleration. Toyota has revealed that it is likely to use the same defense that many auto companies have used in similar accident cases. That defense will be to blame the victim.

Safety features in older cars geared more toward men

A study by the American Journal of Public Health found that women who wear seat belts are 47 percent more likely to be injured in a car accident than are men in the same type of crash. The study found that this huge disparity owes to the way safety systems in older model cars and trucks are designed.