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    Drunk Driving Prevention

    A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee held a hearing on vehicle technologies designed to prevent drunk driving. Members heard from industry representatives, a former regulator, and the…

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    Joan Claybrook on Drunk Driving Prevention

    Former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administrator Joan Claybrook discussed drunk driving prevention.

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    Vehicle and Road Safety

    Automotive industry executives, safety regulators, and consumer advocates testified at a hearing on improving vehicle and roadway safety. The subcommittee was considering a discussion draft…

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    Trucks and Public Safety

    Regulators, safety advocates, and industry representatives testified on ways to improve freight truck safety on U.S. roads. Anne Ferro, the outgoing administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier…

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Oversight

    David Strickland testified on he National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator (NHTSA) handling of Toyota car recalls. The subcommittee also heard from car industry and safety association…

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    Toyota Gas Pedals, Safety Officials and Victims

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on government response to a series of recalls for unintended acceleration and other defects. Transportation officials and…

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    Texting and Traffic Laws

    Panelists talked about the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety report on state-by-state ratings of traffic safety laws. For the first time, the group reviewed text messaging restrictions…

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    Truck Driver Safety

    Witnesses testified about truck driver fatigue and truck safety. The focus was on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s interim final rule governing truck driver hours of service, in…

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    Vehicle Crash Tests

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration held a public meeting to review new ways to conduct vehicle crash tests and to improve its New Car Assesment Program. Ms. Nason moderated…

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    Sport Utility Vehicle Safety

    Witnesses testified about the safety of sports utility vehicles. Two areas of concern were the tendency of some SUVs to roll over and the damage to a passenger car when struck by an SUV.

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    Firestone Tire Recall

    Witnesses testified about the recent recall of 6.5 million Firestone tires. The tires were recalled following numerous lawsuits alleging that they were the cause of fatal accidents. Ford…

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    Consumer, Industry, and Regulator Perspectives

    Participants talked about how governments control and regulate products found or suspected to be unsafe, and particularly unsafe for children. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Air Bag Safety

    Ms. Claybrook and others briefed reporters on a new study of auto air bag safety. The participants stressed that air bags which deploy vertically are much less likely to cause injury and…

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    Highway Safety Funding

    In the 10th hearing on the reauthorization bill for the Intermodal Surface Transportation and Efficiency Act, subcommittee members heard testimony concerning funding for highway safety…

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    Air Bag Safety

    Committee members heard testimony from federal highway safety officials, automobile industry representatives and consumer advocates concerning ways to reduce the threat of air bags to…

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    Air Bag Safety Part 2

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the safety of automobile air bags. The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration recently introduced several new safety requirements for…

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    General Motors Truck Settlement Part 1

    Last week the Clinton administration and the Department of Transportation announced that a lawsuit against General Motors would be dropped. In return, GM will spend $51 million on safety…

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    Vehicle Airbag Safety

    The committee heard testimony on air bag safety systems for passenger vehicles. The bill S. 591, the Highway Fatality and Injury Reduction Act, which required driver’s side air bags in all…

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