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December 2012 Archives

When will black boxes be mandatory in all new vehicles?

Black boxes can help authorities solve the cause of car accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA wants black boxes to be installed in all new vehicles to help solve car accidents and increase public safety.

Electronic stability control saves drivers' lives

Safety features in U.S. vehicles can vary and having a vehicle with electronic stability control may mean the difference between life and death for some drivers. A new study found that electronic stability control systems have saved over 2,000 lives between 2008 and 2010, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Unsafe toys still being sold in retail stores

Consumers continue to face the risk of buying unsafe or dangerous toys this holiday season. That is why the U.S. federal officials are trying to keep hazardous toys manufactured in other countries from being sold in U.S. stores.

Study: teens texting while driving more than parents think

Car accidents remain the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that seven drivers between 16 and 19-years-old were killed in car accidents every day in 2010.