2013 ARCHIVE

19 Dec 2013
IIHS sets tougher criteria for its 2014 safety awards

Twenty-two vehicles have earned the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest safety award for 2014, TOP SAFETY PICK+, thanks to a high level of protection in crashes and the availability of front crash prevention technology to avoid many collisions in the first place

20 Nov 2013
Malaysian crash test highlights poor safety of old vehicles

The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) has just conducted a frontal collision test on an old Proton Saga model at its Provisional Crash Safety Engineering Unit (Crase) Crash Centre or PC3 in Malacca, according to a report on cbt.com.my

20 Nov 2013
NHTSA issues updated guidelines for advertising safety ratings to the public

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced the lineup of model year 2014 passenger vehicles that will be tested as part of the agency’s 5-Star Safety Ratings Program and unveiled updated advertising guidelines for vehicle manufacturers, dealers, and advertising agencies

14 Nov 2013
NHTSA initiative to accelerate safety technologies that offer advancements

In an effort to significantly reduce deaths and injuries on the nation’s roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced its new “Significant and Seamless” initiative that calls for the agency and the automotive industry to aggressively accelerate achievable technological advances that would significantly improve safety

14 Nov 2013
NHTSA data confirms US traffic fatalities increased in 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released the 2012 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data indicating that highway deaths increased to 33,561 in 2012, which is 1,082 more fatalities than in 2011