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17 House Members Prod Federal Safety Agency to Issue Stronger Vehicle Safety Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Expressing concerns about vehicle rollover deaths and injuries, 17 Democratic and Republican members of the House of Representatives have sent a letter to the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to push for higher safety standards.

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Benchmarking Project in U.K. Highlights Need for Greater Focus on Fleet Safety

LONDON, U.K. --- A new benchmarking Web site for United Kingdom fleet managers has found that 35 percent of fleet operators fail to fully comply with all relevant corporate and regulatory requirements for fleet safety.

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Arizona Legislators Backpeddle on Ignition Interlock Requirement

PHOENIX, Ariz. --- Arizona state representatives voted this week to repeal a law they recently passed that requires motorists convicted of any drunk driving offense to install ignition interlock devices.

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Study Finds Air Bags Dangerous for Tall and Short People

PORTLAND, Oregon --- A new study from Oregon Health & Science University concluded that deployed air bags pose a serious risk of injury to short and tall people.

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Fleet Safety Equipment Partners with Marketing Firm to Serve the South

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --- Fleet Safety Equipment Inc., which provides products to the public sector including police agencies, announced a new partnership with John Wright Associates Inc. in Arlington, Texas.

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Harris Poll: 58 Percent of Americans Feel Prepared for a Major Disaster

ROCHESTER, N.Y. --- As the 2007 hurricane season opens, memories of the horrible 2005 season may have begun to fade from people's memories, especially since the 2006 season was relatively storm free. But, with one named storm already in the books for this year, are people prepared to face what might be?

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'07 Hyundai Santa Fe Performs Well in Crash Tests

ARLINGTON, Va. --- The 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe midsize SUV has earned the Insurance for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick designation.

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Networkcar Teams With GE Motor Club to Improve Emergency Roadside Services

SAN DIEGO --- Networkcar, which provides wireless vehicle management, announced it has joined with GE Motor Club to enhance its emergency roadside assistance services.

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Alabama Approves Farm Truck Exemptions from Some Federal Safety Regulations

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- Alabama state legislators last week voted to exempt farm trucks from some federal safety transportation regulations. The exemption applies only to trucks used soley within state lines.

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Safety Agency Pushes for Mandatory Truck Use of Electronic Onboard Recorders

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The National Transportation Safety Board is pushing for mandatory electronic onboard recorders on commercial trucks to ensure that truck drivers don't drive more than 11 hours at a time.

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