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Mild Winter Weather Expected

ASHEVILLE, N.C. --- The latest National Climatic Data Center forecast is calling for a mild winter, continuing a decade-long trend.


Mississippi Patrol Blitz Leads to Decline in Highway Deaths Over Holiday

JACKSON, Miss. --- Staging one of the biggest traffic enforcement patrols in state history, the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol recorded fewer traffic deaths during the seven days of Thanksgiving travel than the same period in 2006.


Copart Opens Fourth Facility in New Jersey

WINDSOR, N.J. --- Copart, which processes and sells salvage vehicles through the Internet, has opened a new 32-acre greenfield facility here.


Toyota's New Driving Simulator to Aid Development of Active Safety Technology

TOKYO, Japan --- Toyota Motor Corp. announced it has developed a driving simulator that analyzes the driving characteristics of average drivers to aid in the development of active safety technology.


Alabama's 'Take Back Our Highways' Campaign Leads to More Traffic Citations Over Holiday Weekend

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- As part of Alabama's "Take Back Our Highways" campaign, the state had 200 additional troopers on the road Friday and the greater law enforcement presence led to a dramatic increase in the number of traffic citations issued.


Popular Science Magazine Awards Volvo Cars for Innovative Child Booster Cushion System

IRVINE, Calif. --- Volvo Car Corp. has received Popular Science's annual Best of What's New award for a booster seat system that helps protect children who have outgrown their toddler seat.


Consumer Reports: Exceeding a Car's Load Capacity Is Easier Than Most People Expect

EAST HADDAM, Conn. --- According to Consumer Reports, loading up a car to the point of exceeding its load capacity is easier than most people assume.


Auto Club of Southern Calif. Seeks to Educate Drivers About Emergency Traffic Scenes

LOS ANGELES --- AAA and the Automobile Club of Southern California have launched a campaign aimed at reminding motorists that California state law requires them to slow down and move one lane away, if safe to do so, when they approach emergency traffic scenes.


Transportation Sec. Peters Proposes New Safety Rules for School Buses

RALEIGH, N.C. --- U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters on Monday announced a new federal proposal to require higher seat backs and set new seat belt standards for the nation's 474,000 school buses.


Scion xD Draws 'Good' Ratings in Side-Impact and Rear Crash Tests

ARLINGTON, Va. --- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given the 2008 Scion xD overall "good" ratings for its performance in side-impact and rear crash tests.

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